Expanding Orthopedics has announced that the FLXfit, its novel expandable and articulated TLIF cage with lordotic correction, has received CE mark approval and is now cleared for commercialisation in Europe.
Ofer Bokobza, chief executive officer of Expanding Orthopedics, says, “We are very excited with this significant milestone as the FLXfit will be the first TLIF cage available worldwide with the 3D expanding capability.” He explains, “FLXfit’s innovative design is based on Expanding Orthopedics’s expanding devices’ IP portfolio enabling an ’all-in-one’ solution for interbody fusion. The FLXfit combines minimal invasive access, maximum footprint support, large bone graft chamber with unique lordotic expansion for optimal anatomical fit.”
“My past involvement in the development of minimally invasive spinal implants has confirmed to me that surgeons are looking for solutions that enable them to restore the anatomical balance in the lumbar spine instead of only stabilising it. I am very excited about Expanding Orthopedics’s FLXfit, as it will enable surgeons to provide gentle correction with an intra-operative expanding device, while restoring the patient’s anatomy with FLXfit’s unique lordotic expansion,” says Mike Sherman of MB Venture Partners, long time spine industry veteran, investor and director at Expanding Orthopedics.
Ofer Bokobza, states further, “the FLXfit represents a game-changer for minimally invasive treatment for lumbar degenerative disc disease while restoring sagittal balance. The articulated self-guidance feature enables easy and optimal access while providing large footprint coupled with controlled expansion for lordotic correction. We plan to initiate surgeries in Europe in the coming weeks with pre-defined centres followed by full release in selected territories. We feel a lot excitement from the medical community and distributors and believe that the FLXfit will provide a revenue boost in combination with our unique XPED Expandable Pedicle Screw System.”