OR AKIVA, Israel, October 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Expanding Orthopedics Inc. (EOI), a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative expandable devices for spine surgery, is proud to announce that Dr. Raphael Roybal from The Spine Institute at Chatham Orthopaedics, Savannah, GA., will present his clinical experience with the FLXfit™, the world's only articulated and expandable cage with in-situ lordosis restoration, at the SMISS, Las Vegas (Oct 13-16, 2016).
Dr. Roybal, who has already implanted tens of FLXfit™ cages, "I wanted to compare lordosis correction between fixed and expandable lordotic cages using MIS TLIF approach". And indeed, he says that "The results of an initial series with 6 months follow-up show that the use of the FLXfit™ expandable cage demonstrated increased correction of the sagittal alignment post-operatively compared to a fixed angle banana cage." In Dr. Roybal's eyes, "This is clearly understood by the configuration of the cage covering a wider footprint area with a more controlled expansion of the lordosis angle conforming to the unique patient's anatomy. Additionally, the procedure is faster, easier and gentler to the patient due to the expansion mechanism."
Dr. Roybal added, "A statistically significant improvement was noted in the group treated with the FLXfit cage vs. the fixed banana cage in all heights and lordosis measurements (p ≤0.02) and that maintenance of correction without subsidence in both groups was noted at 6 months." He concludes that "The major advantage of the FLXfit™ over existing solutions is its ability to combine a big footprint, optimal anterior column support and significant bone graft volume while preserving the patient's anatomy through a posterior, MIS, TLIF approach."
Ofer Bokobza, CEO of Expanding Orthopedics, said that "We are very proud of Dr. Roybal's achievement and honored by the selection to present at the renowned SMISS meeting." He explains that "Dr. Roybal's clinical results demonstrate the FLXfit™ ability to restore lordosis while maintaining it over time." Ofer concludes that "We see a great momentum in the US market with more surgeons adopting the FLXfit™ as their preferred treatment option for their patients."
About Expanding Orthopedics Inc.
Expanding Orthopedics Inc. (EOI) is a 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 a seasoned management team, and is backed by prominent spine surgeons. EOI owns a broad patent portfolio around anatomically fit, expandable devices for enhanced stability through a minimally invasive approach.
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