Expanding Orthopedics has announced that the first US surgery with the FLXfit 3D expandable interbody cage, has been successfully performed by John Peloza at the Texas Back Institute in Dallas, USA.
Peloza said: “This surgery is a dramatic evolution of minimally invasive spinal fusion procedure.” He explained that: “Most of the implants used from the posterior approach have significant limitations; they cannot cover enough of the disc space for good vertebral support and they lack an expansion mechanism enabling lordosis angle correction. The FLXfit, thanks to its articulated design, can be steered to the right position where we want it, covering a large area. In addition, it expands in the front of the disc space and restores the natural lordosis angle.”
“I am very excited, as this is the first interbody device that combines all these unique features through a true minimally invasive approach,” Peloz continued. “It can go in through a small tube and once we get it into position, we can expand it to create the biomechanical features we want with less muscle damage and quicker recovery for the patient.”