OR AKIVA, Israel, September 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —
Expanding Orthopedics Inc. (EOI), a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative expandable devices for spine surgeries, is thrilled to announce that the first surgery ever, using its FLXfit™, the world’s first 3D expandable interbody cage, has been performed by Prof. Le Huec in France.
Prof. Le Huec, Head, Ortho-Spine Department, Bordeaux University Hospital, France and Former President of the European Spine Society and the International Society of Advanced Spinal Surgery, said that “I am very excited to start using the FLXfit™ product as it combines several critical features that are important clinically: large footprint coverage cage that can be inserted in a regular or a minimal invasive way and then expanded to fit the patient’s anatomy, making it a very useful tool in our daily practice”. Prof. Le Huecexplained that “the big difference with existing devices is the FLXfit’s ability to combine the above mentioned features with lordosis angle correction, which can help restore the sagittal balance, which is crucial for a successful fusion procedure”. He concluded that “we will need to perform additional cases and have a longer follow-up but I believe that the FLXfit™ represent a class of devices that may change the way spine surgeons treat their patients in the future”.
Ofer Bokobza, CEO of Expanding Orthopedics, said that “I am extremely honored that Prof. Le Huec, a world renowned spine KOL, and his dedicated team at the CHU of Bordeaux, were part of this exciting and important milestone”. Ofer added “we see an increased interest and fast momentum building with this product; we have scheduled surgeries this month in Germany, followed by start of surgeries in the US during the month of September which will represent our initial entry into the US market. We are in the process of signing additional distributors in the US and expect a very fruitful and exciting year.”
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 spearheaded by 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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