FDA clears Woven Orthopedic Technologies surgical screw enhancer

[Image from Woven Orthopedic Technologies’ website]Woven Orthopedic Technologies announced recently that the FDA granted 510(k) clearance for its Ogmend implant enhancement system.

Manchester, Connecticut-based Woven Orthopedics designed Ogmend for spine surgery. The implantable sleeve aids screw fixation in challenging scenarios.

“We are thrilled to deliver surgeons a simple, reliable solution to help overcome one of the most prevalent yet least discussed challenges in orthopedic and spine surgery: the ability to more confidently use surgical screws when operating in compromised fixation scenarios,” said Woven Orthopedics co-founder and President Brandon Bendes.

Ogmend provides a simple, fast, off-the-shelf option to hold screws in place. Deployment takes less than two minutes with a wide range of screw systems from a variety of suppliers. Woven Orthopedics said it’s similar to anchors used in construction to secure screws in fragile plas…

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