OR AKIVA, Israel, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —
Expanding Orthopedics Inc. (EOI), a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative expandable devices for spine surgery, is excited to announce that the FLXfit™, world’s first 3D articulating cage with in-situ lordosis correction will be presented at the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) Meeting in San Diego (booth #418).
Former ISASS President, Prof. Le Huec, Head, Ortho-Spine Department, Bordeaux University Hospital, France, will present his initial clinical experience with the FLXfit™: “Interbody Lumbar Fusion Using an Innovative 3-dimensional Expandable Cage through a TLIF Approach: Initial Clinical Experience and Preliminary Results“. Prof. Le Huec explained that “the preliminary results with the FLXfit™ are very encouraging. All our patients were followed-up for up to 6 months and clinical outcomes showed significant improvement for both VAS and Oswestry scores”.
Prof. Le Huec added that “no permanent neurological impairment, vascular or visceral injuries were observed, nor were any reoperations needed. In addition, there were no cage subsidence and CT scans showed good footprint and no endplate violation”. He noted that “the most important feature of the FLXfit™ is the large footprint coupled with in-situ lordosis augmentation, which averaged 8° in our series, allowing restoration of the patients’ sagittal alignment according to preoperative planning”. He concluded that “this unique and patented feature is critical for a successful surgery”.
Mr. Ofer Bokobza, CEO of Expanding Orthopedics, said that “We are honored to receive the opportunity to present the FLXfit™ at the important ISASS Meeting”. Mr. Bokobza stated that “Prof. Le Huec has demonstrated the safety and initial clinical benefit of the FLXfit™, which supports the increasing acceptance of the FLXfit™ as the standard of care”.