OR AKIVA, Israel, April 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Expanding Orthopedics Inc. (EOI), a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative expandable devices for spine surgery, is thrilled to announce that the first procedure in Nevada using the FLXfit™ expandable cage, has been performed at the famous University Medical Center in Las Vegas by Dr. William D. Smith.
Dr. Smith, Director of Performance Improvement for the Western Regional Center for Brain & Spine Surgery and the Chief of Neurosurgery for the University Medical Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, started to use the FLXfit™ as one of his selected alternatives for minimal invasive spinal fusion cases.
Dr. Smith, a leader in minimal invasive spine surgery, says that "Many of my L1-L5 patients are treated through a lateral approach however, the L5-S1 disc space can't be accessed laterally. Furthermore, the L5-S1 disc space, located at the end of the construct and has the largest segmental lordosis angle, is critical for the anterior column support and for the restoration of the spinal alignment balance. The optimal device for this level should provide large surface support as well as the ability to restore the natural lordosis angle through a MI approach.
In Dr. Smith's notes, "as I was presented with the EOI technology I understood that the FLXfit™ platform has the potential to change the way we treat the L5-S1 disc space today. Thanks to its unique articulation mechanism, the FLXfit™ can be delivered posteriorly through an MIS tube while offering an impressive, ALIF type, footprint. Its distinctive lordotic expansion enables to dial-in the lordosis angle to match the patient's anatomy".
Ofer Bokobza, CEO of Expanding Orthopedics, says, "We are excited to work with a world renowned surgeon as Dr. Smith and the prestigious University Medical Center in Las Vegas and are honored that they have elected to offer the FLXfit™ expandable cage as one of their preferred treatment option to their patients undergoing spine fusion procedure."
About Expanding Orthopedics Inc.
Expanding Orthopedics Inc. is 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 led by a seasoned management team, and is backed by prominent spine surgeons. EOI owns a broad patent portfolio of anatomically fit, expandable devices for enhanced stability through a minimally invasive approach.
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