OR AKIVA, Israel, June 13, 2016 /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 Frank M. Phillips of Midwest Orthopedics at Rush in Chicago has started to use the FLXfit™ articulated and lordotic expandable cage for his TLIF fusion surgeries.
Dr. Frank Philips, of Midwest Orthopedics at Rush in Chicago and co-founder and Board member of the Society of Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), says “I appreciate the elegant design of the FLXfit™ expandable cage”. He notes “the FLXfit™ enables the surgeon to dial-in lordosis inside the disc space and provide a true anatomical fit with a wide footprint, which could lead to better patients’ outcomes”.
Dr. Phillips added, “I am a firm believer in MIS surgeries as they are associated with reduced lengths of stay, blood loss, surgical time, complications, morbidity and expenses”. In his eyes, “the FLXfit™ is an ideal expandable interbody device for MIS surgery. Dr. Phillips explains, “the FLXfit™ allows for easy and smooth insertion and positioning in the disc space while providing a large surface area for support with its unique articulated shape and expands lordotically, restoring the patient’s anatomy and sagittal balance”. Dr. Philips concludes, “The initial results with the FLXfit™ applied in a MIS fashion are very encouraging. This is an ideal device to facilitate lordosis creation via a TLIF approach.”
Ofer Bokobza, CEO of Expanding Orthopedics, says that “we are excited to collaborate with a top surgeon as Dr. Phillips and his team”. Ofer adds “Dr. Phillips, one of the pioneers of MIS in the world, is joining a group of key opinion leaders who decided to adopt the FLXfit™ 3D expandable cage as a preferred alternative for TLIF fusion device to treat their patients.”
About Expanding Orthopedics Inc.
Expanding Orthopedics Inc. (EOI) 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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