HERZELIYA, Israel, July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CarboFix Orthopedics LTD., is pleased to announce that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) clearance for the CarboClear® Carbon Fiber Pedicle Screw System, a novel device to surgically treat oncological patients in the United States. The CarboClear Pedicle Screw System is intended to restore the integrity of the spinal column even in the absence of fusion for a limited time period in patients with advanced-stage tumors involving the thoracic and lumbar spine in whom life expectancy is of insufficient duration to permit achievement of fusion.
The CarboClear system provides unique clinical advantages to spine cancer patients and their physicians. Among those advantages are: no backscattering, which allows the use of radiation therapy without harming the healthy surrounding tissue, minimal attenuation of External Beam Radiation (EBRT), allowing radiation to pass through the implant with almost zero reduction in the radiation dose level; and no artifact in CT, for optimal radiation CT planning. CarboClear spinal implants also offers superior fatigue strength, beneficial for a patient population known for extended delays in healing. Additionally, the CarboClear Pedicle Screw System offers enhanced follow up abilities due to minimal CT/MRI artifact.
Dr. Stefano Boriani, head of oncological spine surgery of GSpine4 at the Galeazzi Institute Milano, said of his clinical experience with the CarboClear® system: "This unique material provide us with additional treatment options that we didn't have in the past, and in our experience provides better clinical outcomes for the treated patients."
About CarboFix Orthopedics LTD.
CarboFix Orthopedic Ltd, is recognized as the world's leading company in developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative carbon fiber orthopedic solutions. CarboFix Orthopedics' headquarters and manufacturing are located in Herzeliya, Israel, with additional manufacturing for the Asia market in Guangzhou, China. CarboFix is working in the United States through its subsidiary CarboFix Inc. and in the rest of the world through a network of distributors. The company's products are approved by the FDA, CE and other regulatory bodies.
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