In orthopedic surgery, surgeons typically rely on plates and screws to treat patients. Plates and screws are used in more than 279 separate procedures and strong fixation among bones, plates, and screws is essential for successful outcomes.
Oftentimes, surgeons are faced with challenges when trying to achieve adequate fixation in compromised fixation scenarios where screws loosen, strip, break, back-out, etc.
For decades the orthopedic industry has attempted to enhance screw fixation using a variety of techniques. While succesful, existing techniques are not always applicable, add costs to a procedure, and can create additional risks to patients.
Woven Orthopedic Technologies developed the OGmend® Implant Enhancement System to provide surgeons with the ability to achieve strong fixation in the most difficult, unpredictable circumstances. We do so by enhancing stability at the screw-to-bone interface.
The OGmend® Implant Enhancement System leverages a unique biotextile to enhance fixation in both the short-term and long-term. Our first-generation device is manufactured from a biopolymer with extensive clinical history and is designed to enhance surface area contact between the bone and screw, distribute load to help bone healing and remodeling, and enable boney ingrowth. OGmend® is simple to use, widely applicable, and extremely cost effective.
The OGmend® Implant Enhancement System has a CE Certification Mark for use with Spine fixation systems which allows the system to be commercialized in countries that recognize the CE Mark.
The OGmend® Implant Enhancement System has a 510k De Novo Clearance for use with Long-Bone Trauma fixation systems which allows the system to be commercialized in the USA.