Over 2,000 XPED Expanding Pedicle Screws Were Implanted in Europe for Enhanced Fixation in Spinal Fusion Surgery

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. reaches an important landmark towards wide acceptance of its XPED Expanding Pedicle Screw System™ as a treatment option for fusion in poor bone quality patients

Oct 10, 2013, 08:00 ET from Expanding Orthopedics Inc.

OR AKIVA, Israel, October 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. announced today that over 2,000 XPED, Expanding Pedicle Screws were implanted in Europe. This significant milestone was reached at the famous Unfallklinik Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, Germany with Dr. Klaus Schnake. The XPED Expanding Pedicle Screw System™ is the only expanding screw in the market with 100% expansion capability providing enhanced bone fixation as well as the smallest diameter available providing for a long range of applications.  

Dr. Schnake, Leitender Oberarzt at the Center for Spinal Surgery and Neurotraumatology, Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik in Frankfurt and Executive Officer of the "Junges Forum" (young surgeons) of the German Spine Society (DWG) said, "As one of the national work accident related clinics, we attract patients from all over Germany with a variety of bone and disc pathologies, including fractures. We daily treat complicated patients where enhanced fixation is critical for successful procedure. We believe that the XPED Expanding Pedicle Screw System™ can offer our patients with a great treatment alternative and a solution for increased stability."

Dr. Schnake, who also acts as the Head of the "Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture Study Group" (DGOU spine section), has a lot of experience with osteoporotic patients, added that "enhanced fixation is an essential to surgery's success in the elderly population, especially osteoporotic patients. The first patients treated in our center with the XPED system have, today, over a 1 year follow-up and are doing well, with no evidence of screw loosening."

Mr. Ofer Bokobza, CEO of Expanding Orthopedics, said that "we are very proud to collaborate with Dr. Schnake and the team at the Unfallklinik Frankfurt am Main, one of the leading spine and orthopedic centers in Germany, treating over 1,000 patients every year, and joining selected centers using the XPED system in Europe." Mr. Bokobza added that "Expanding Orthopedics plans to leverage its expanding devices IP portfolio and soon launch a new ground-breaking 3D expandable cage product line."

About Expanding Orthopedics Inc.

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. 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 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 around anatomically fit, expandable devices for enhanced stability and fixation through a low profile, minimally invasive approach.

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

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