Woven Orthopedic Technologies was created by combining the needs of a surgeon, the vision of a team of experts steeped in decades of orthopedic industry experience, and the advanced capabilities of bio-textile manipulation.
It all started one evening in the operating room when orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Alexander Manning Jones, was performing a standard fracture fixation procedure. During the procedure, Dr. Jones was inserting plate and screw technology when he noticed that the hardware was not engaging the patient's bone as well as was needed to achieve appropriate fixation. Based on his training, Dr. Jones considered the different improvised techniques he could use but was frustrated that there was not a simple, off-the-shelf device that could secure a screw immediately. As a result, Dr. Jones contemplated the idea of an implant that could be used to augment compromised screw engagement, consistently and in a variety of scenarios.
After many discussions with clinicians, we discovered that a large number of orthopedic surgeons face similar challenges when operating on patients with compromised anatomical scenarios, since those scenarios often impact the ability to achieve quality fixation. As a result, Dr. Jones' design, combined with today’s precise methods of interlacing fabrics, enabled the birth of our first technology: The OGmend® Implant Enhancement System.
In March 2013, under the leadership of a team of industry experts, Woven Orthopedic Technologies was born.