West Virginia Patent of the Month – March 2021

Omnia Medical‘s mission is to develop novel products that reduce operative time through safe and reproducible instrumentation, while achieving superior surgical outcomes. They work to develop novel tools and enhance existing products and implants. Recently, they have been reevaluating spinal implants involved in osseointegration.

Osseointegration is a surgical procedure that aims to offer better quality of life and improved function and mobility to people who have had an amputation. The surgery uses a metal implant which connects the bone to the prosthetic limb, eliminating socket-related issues. With Omnia Medical’s design, the implant has both a polymeric and metal component. The polymeric component has good strength and flexibility to mimic natural bone. The sides have ridges to help reduce unwanted movement of the implant. The combination of the two materials reduces impact stress on the bone, as the polymeric material more closely matches the elasticity of the bone. This reduced stress provides an improved experience with the prosthetic limb attached.

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