At Woven Orthopedics, we are developing the 1st technology specifically designed to standardize the way surgeons enhance fixation in orthopedic surgery, by focusing on the screw-to-bone Interface.
In fracture repair surgery, more than 279 separate procedures use screws and plates to achieve fixation. A successful surgical result is largely impacted by the fixation achieved between the patient's bone and the screws and plates implanted. Patients with compromised anatomical scenarios present a significant challenge for achieving good fixation as screws have a high risk of failing during or after surgery (loosen, break, etc.).
For decades the orthopedic industry has attempted to enhance screw fixation by modifying implants. However, most surgeons are left to their own creative methods and utilize improvised techniques in order to enhance fixation, with each technique varying as to where and when it can be used.
Woven Orthopedic Technologies developed the OGmend® Implant Enhancement System to offer the 1st standardized solution designed to enhance screw fixation in compromised fixation scenarios. It does so by focusing on the underlying cause…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 increase surface area contact between the bone and screw, distribute load transfer to help bone healing and remodeling, and enable boney ingrowth. The OGmend® System is simple to use and more cost effective than the improvised solutions surgeons are forced to employ today.
The OGmend® System has a CE Certification Mark which allows the system to be commercialized in countries that recognize the CE Mark.