Expanding Orthopedics Inc. to Present the FLXfit, its Novel 3D Expandable Intervertebral TLIF Cage, at the ISASS Congress in Miami
Expanding Orthopedics Inc., announced today that Prof. Le Huec of France will be presenting the FLXfit, its unique expandable and articulated TLIF cage with lordotic correction, at ISASS.
OR AKIVA, Israel, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –
Expanding Orthopedics Inc. (EOI) is pleased to announce that the FLXfit, TLIF 3D
expandable Cage will be presented for the first time at the prestigious annual meeting of
the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) in Miami. Prof.
Jean Charles Le Huec will present the work performed with his international colleagues,
Dr. Klaus Schnake and Dr. Ory Keynan: “Novel expandable and articulated intervertebral
TLIF cage with optimized lordosis correction”.
Prof. Le Huec, Head, Ortho-Spine Department, Bordeaux University Hospital, France and
world renowned spine surgeon, former President of ISASS and EuroSpine, explained that
“correcting anatomical balance in the lumbar spine is imperative, particularly in the
lower disc spaces. The current cages available on the market have limited possibilities
for lordosis correction and are sometimes difficult to maneuver. In addition, the contact
between the implant and endplate is not always optimal, leading to improper stability
after the surgery.” Dr. Keynan, Head of Service for Degenerative and Age-related Spinal
Disorders at the Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel noted that “the FLXfit
addresses the need for a wide anterior footprint coverage. The design allows a minimal
invasive, uni-lateral TLIF approach and its articulated self-guidance feature enables a
smooth introduction and an optimal placement after expansion. The lordotic expansion
facilitates the lordosis correction at the treated level”.
Dr. Schnake, Head of the Spine Surgery Center at the Nurenberg Schoen Klinik, Germany,
added that “the FLXfit successfully passed all relevant international biomechanical
testing, with equivalent or superior results compared to alternative devices in all
measures. In cadaver studies performed with my colleagues, all cages were successfully
implanted, positioned and expanded with a steep learning curve. Reversibility of the
expansion for easy and safe intra-op removal was successfully validated. Lordosis
restoration was evaluated at each level and the implant/endplate contact showed good
results.” Prof. Le Huec, concluded that “initial biomechanical and cadaver testing shows
that the FLXfit is a unique three-dimensional expandable articulated TLIF cage that meets
the requirements of strength, stability, anatomical benefits and user-friendliness. It
combines the benefits of minimal invasive access, optimal footprint, large bone graft
chamber, press fit insertion and adaptability to the patients’ anatomy while allowing an
optimal lordosis restoration.”
Mr. Ofer Bokobza, CEO of Expanding Orthopedics, said that “we are honored to have this
close collaboration with a top notch group of renowned surgeons enabling our continuous
release of unique minimal invasive expandable devices to the market”. Mr. Bokobza stated
that “the FLXfit will soon be available internationally and believes it will create a
significant impact in the way fusion surgeries are performed. The release of this product
will strengthen EOI’s unique product portfolio and would be a great addition to the
XPED(TM) Expandable Pedicle Screw System.”
About Expanding Orthopedics Inc.
Expanding Orthopedics Inc. [http://www.xortho.com ] is a venture backed, medical
device company developing and marketing innovative products designed to address unmet
clinical needs for spine care and improve long-term patients’ outcome. The Company is
spearheaded by seasoned management team with proven industry experience, and is backed by
prominent spine surgeons from the US and Europe. EOI owns a broad patent portfolio around
anatomically fit, expandable devices for enhanced stability and fixation through a low
profile, minimally invasive approach.
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