The system has been developed for internal bone fixation and osteotomies in the foot and ankle such as Evans lengthening osteotomies, opening wedge osteotomies of Hallux Valgus and Cotton opening wedge osteotomies.

4WEB Medical president Jessee Hunt said the new system brings an FDA-cleared solution closer to a design that is tailored for patient-specific needs, due to the breadth of the offering.

"Within a short amount of time surgeons have already utilized 55 of the Osteotomy Truss System’s 74 sizes in surgery, demonstrating the significant market demand that 4WEB Medical has now addressed," Hunt added.

Osteotomy Truss System has been designed by using 3D-printed truss implant technology, which uses engineering principles such as structural mechanics and adjacent material reaction to develop foot and ankle implants.

The firm’s previous osteotomy wedge systems include only 15 to 18 implant sizes that offer limited options to surgeons.

The company’s other implant platform comprises Cervical Spine Truss System and ALIF Spine Truss System, which can be used by neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons.

Image: Osteotomy Truss System Wedge. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto/4WEB Medical.