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Posted on Sep 06, 2018

DALLASSept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — 4WEB Medical, the industry leader in 3D printed implant technology, announced today substantial growth driven by its Lateral Spine Truss System™.

“We are extremely pleased with the adoption of our Lateral Spine Truss System™.  4WEB has achieved double digit growth YTD 2018 compared to 2017 in revenue, users, cases and units sold.  Most impressive is the 73% increase in surgeon users,” said Jim Bruty, 4WEB Medical’s Senior Vice President.  “We expect this trend to continue as demand for our lateral offering will be strengthened by the launch of 4WEB’s Total Lateral Solution at NASS 2018 in Los Angeles.”

4WEB’s proprietary Truss Implant Technology™ consists of a web structure at the bone interface that resists subsidence by distributing load across the entire vertebral endplate.  Subsidence is a concern in lateral fusion with literature showing that cages with narrower widths and shorter lengths correlate to increased subsidence rates.  A subsidence study performed by The University of Toledo compared the performance of the 4WEB Lateral Truss Implant to a competitive ring shaped implant.  The study showed that the smallest footprint 4WEB Truss Implant outperformed the largest footprint ring shaped implant across all bone density models, including osteoporotic bone models, further demonstrating the importance of the maximizing endplate contact.

Tasha White, 4WEB Medical’s Marketing Director commented, “Lateral access procedures are the fastest growing segment in spine fusion surgery.  We are committed to this market and offering surgeons the best solution for their patients.  4WEB’s proprietary bone interface web structure provides superior resistance to subsidence which is imperative in lateral spine surgery.  The results of the University of Toledo study prove our innovative implant design outperforms ring shaped designs and demonstrates the superiority of 4WEB’s technology.  Improved clinical outcomes have a tremendous appeal to surgeons and will be the driving force in the growth of our lateral product line.”

4WEB Medical is an implant device company founded in 2008 in Dallas, Texas. Thirty years of research in topological dimension theory led to the discovery of a novel geometry, the 4WEB, that can be used as a building block to create high-strength, lightweight web structures. The company leveraged this breakthrough along with cutting-edge 3D printing technology to develop 4WEB Medical’s proprietary truss implant platform. The 4WEB Medical product portfolio for spine includes the Cervical Spine Truss System, the Anterior Spine Truss System, the Posterior Spine Truss System, and the Lateral Spine Truss System. 4WEB is actively developing truss implant designs for knee, hip, trauma and patient specific orthopedic procedures.

For more information about 4WEB Medical, 4WEB’s Truss Implant Technology™, and the Spine Truss Systems™, please visit


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