Expanding Orthopedics Inc. Announces it Passed the 1,000th XPED Implantation in Europe at the Rizzoli Institute

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. achieves significant milestone with its XPED Expanding Pedicle Screw System as a widely accepted treatment option for fusion in patients with compromised bone

Dec 18, 2012, 10:38 ET from Expanding Orthopedics Inc.

OR AKIVA, Israel, December 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. is pleased to announce that it has passed the 1,000th XPED Expanding Pedicle Screw™ milestone at the prestigious and historical Rizzoli Institute in Bologna, Italy. The XPED Expanding Pedicle Screw System™, a unique expandable pedicle screw designed to offer enhanced anchoring in compromised bone, is routinely used by both the teams of Dr. Boriani and Dr. Greggi.

Dr. Boriani, Director, Department of Oncologic and Degenerative Spine Surgery and a world-renowned key opinion leader, commented: "I have started to use the XPED System to obtain better pull-out strength in my degenerative and oncology patients that are exposed to numerous complications related to frail implant fixation in weak bone." Dr. Boriani added that "this innovative expandable technology enables me to better and safer meet the needs of my patients."

Dr. Greggi¸ Head of the Department of Spinal Deformity Surgery and President of the 2013 Italian Spine Society Meeting (GIS), presented her 6 months follow-up with the XPED at the 2nd Bologna-Budapest Spine Meeting on Tumors and Osteoporosis. Dr. Greggi explained that "we are using the XPED System to treat patients with vertebral fractures and adult deformities and results have been excellent so far with no screw loosening reported." Dr. Greggi concluded, "Treating patients with low bone quality is daily routine at the Rizzoli Institute and the need for such unique solutions will grow due to the increase in the aging population."

Mr. Ofer Bokobza, CEO of Expanding Orthopedics, said that "this is a very significant achievement and milestone for the company and confirms that the XPED System can provide a valuable treatment option for patients with compromised bone." Mr. Bokobza added that "the collaboration with the Rizzoli Institute and with additional world-class medical centers and teams in Europe is a proof of confidence by the medical community for our unique XPED Expanding Pedicle Screw System. Today close to 100 top spine surgeons have been trained worldwide with the XPED, in over 25 leading medical centers in Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Israel and Turkey."

About Expanding Orthopedics Inc.

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. is a privately owned company whose mission is to develop innovative orthopedic products that augment the natural healing process of the body, preserve healthy bone and improve long-term patient 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 covering the XPED and additional spine and orthopedic applications.

Contact info:
David Elkaim, VP Marketing and Sales
Telephone: +972-4-6378786
e-mail: david@xortho.com

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