EOI Announces Dr. William D. Smith is First to Implant the FLXfit™ 3D Expandable Cage in Nevada

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 inNevada 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.

Contact info:
David Elkaim, VP Marketing and Sales
E-mail: david@xortho.com
Phone: +1-(347)-3219683

SOURCE Expanding Orthopedics Inc.


Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button