OR AKIVA, Israel, October 27, 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 Dr. Kern Singh, of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, and his team have started to enroll patients for a clinical study on the FLXfit™ articulating and lordotic expandable cage.
Dr. Kern Singh, Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center, Co-Director Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, has an international reputation in the area of minimally invasive spinal surgery. He says that “MIS surgery is one of the biggest trends in spine fusion procedures, but still encompasses many challenges, one of them is delivering a large footprint cage into the disc space through a small tube”. Dr. Singh added that “the anatomy of the lower disc spaces, representing 80% of the procedures, adds further challenges of limited access as well as lordosis correction/restoration needs. Achieving that with a single implant through a MI access is a major undertaking”.
Dr. Singh explains “based on my initial experience with the FLXfit™ cage, it is easily inserted through an MIS TLIF technique, as it’s initially delivered as a straight cage and can be articulated inside the disc space creating a ‘banana’ like shape”. He thinks that “this enables the surgeons to reach an optimal midline and anterior position. The unique lordotic expansion enables to dial-in the ‘patient specific’ angle correction”. Dr. Singh concludes “we believe that the clinical study will provide further understanding of the clinical benefits of a lordotic expandable cage and the short and long term impact on the global and lumbar lordosis”.
Ofer Bokobza, CEO of Expanding Orthopedics, says that “we are very excited to have such a renowned international surgeon as Dr. Singh lead a clinical study on the FLXfit™ at one of US’s leading teaching institutions”. Ofer adds “we are confident that this study will demonstrate the FLXfit™ clinical value and the benefits it would provide to both patients and surgeons in the quest for sagittal alignment restoration through a MI approach”.
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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