At Woven Orthopedics, we are developing the 1st technology specifically designed to address loss of screw fixation by focusing on the screw-to-bone Interface.
In fracture repair surgery, more than 279 separate procedures use screws and plates to achieve fracture fixation. The most common problem reported is loss of screw engagement (intraoperative stripping and postoperative screw loosening / back-out). For decades the orthopedic industry has attempted to create solutions by modifying implants and procedures. However, scientific research suggests that the underlying cause of engagement loss is the bone itself and not the technology or procedure.
With a targeted international release date in late 2016, Woven Orthopedics Technologies intends to offer the 1st solution designed to enhance screw fixation by focusing on the underlying cause…the screw-to-bone interface.
Woven's technology 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 promote bone ingrowth to enhance fixation. Our technology is simple to use and more cost effective than the improvised solutions surgeons are forced to employ today.