West Virginia Patent of the Month – October 2023

Omnia Medical, LLC, an orthopedic implant company, has introduced a multi-material spinal implant that promises to improve patient outcomes. This innovation comprises a polymeric component and a metallic component, cleverly designed to enhance osseointegration and overall performance.

At its core, the implantable device features a central opening that extends from a bone-facing surface to its counterpart. The polymeric component and metallic component are mechanically joined, resulting in an external bone-facing surface that’s part polymeric and part metallic.

What sets this invention apart is the attention to detail when it comes to surface roughness. The polymeric bone-facing surface boasts larger dimensional-scale roughness features than its metallic counterpart, a key factor in promoting osseointegration.

The metallic component integrates both substantially solid regions and porous regions. These porous areas are strategically positioned to optimize bone integration without compromising the device’s structural integrity. The porous regions protrude beyond the polymeric component, making it an ideal environment for bone growth.

This inventive device also offers versatility with the inclusion of pins, facilitating secure installation. It’s engineered for stability and constrained relative motion between the polymeric and metallic components, ensuring durability and safety.

Omnia Medical provides advanced features like convex posts and engagement features, enhancing ease of use and adaptability for various surgical needs. The incorporation of split spaces, threaded holes, and retention covers further exemplifies the attention to detail in its design.

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