Dom Coric of Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates, Charlotte, USA, has successfully implanted Expanding Orthopedics’ 100th FLXfit, an in-situ articulating with lordosis correction cage.
Dom Coric, chief of neurosurgery at Carolinas Medical Center and past president of the Southern Neurosurgical Society, has completed a series of successful surgeries with this unique expandable cage and says: “I have been using expandable cages for many years and have found the FLXfit to be a great alternative for my transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion surgeries (TLIF).” He continues: “the FLXfit offers an articulated, self-guided design with large, anterior type, footprint coupled with a unique expansion mechanism to restore lordosis angle and tight anatomical fit. In addition, its unique shape and anterior positioning enables ample space for pre- and post-, bone graft packing.”
Coric adds: “I like the in-situ lordotic expansion which allows for restoration of the disc height, segmental lordosis and overall sagittal balance. I think that devices like the FLXfit could create a shift in the way surgeons and patients will look at fusion procedures. It is a dramatic evolution from locking the patient’s anatomy at a given state using static spacers towards reconstructing the patient’s optimal anatomy using devices which combine large footprint support with in-situ lordosis correction.”
Ofer Bokobza, chief executive officer of Expanding Orthopedics, says: “we are thrilled to collaborate with a world renowned surgeon as Coric and a leading spine centre Carolinas Medical Center. Coric’s technique demonstrates the versatility of the FLXfit system that can be used in open or minimally invasive procedures and through a true TLIF approach.”