2,000th Implantation of XPED Expanding Pedicle Screw

Never one to miss a milestone, Israeli spinal device company Expanding Orthopedics Inc. has announced that over 2,000 XPED, Expanding Pedicle Screws have now been implanted in Europe. Last time we covered Expanded Orthopaedics it was to announce the 1000th implantation last December, but hey, we all love a milestone don’t we?

The most recent event took place at the famous Unfallklinik Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main, Germany and was performed by Dr. Klaus Schnake.

Background

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. focuses its efforts on developing and marketing innovative products designed to address unmet clinical needs and improve long-term patient outcomes in spine care . Its XPED Expanding Pedicle Screw System™ is the only expanding screw in the market with 100% expansion capability, providing claimed enhanced bone fixation as well as the smallest diameter available providing for a range of applications.

Physician comments

Dr. Schnake, Leitender Oberarzt at the Center for Spinal Surgery and Neurotraumatology, Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik in Frankfurt and Executive Officer of the “Junges Forum” (young surgeons) of the German Spine Society (DWG) said, “As one of the national work accident related clinics, we attract patients from all over Germany with a variety of bone and disc pathologies, including fractures. We daily treat complicated patients where enhanced fixation is critical for successful procedure. We believe that the XPED Expanding Pedicle Screw System™ can offer our patients with a great treatment alternative and a solution for increased stability.”

Dr. Schnake, who also acts as the Head of the “Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture Study Group” (DGOU spine section), has a lot of experience with osteoporotic patients, added that “enhanced fixation is an essential to surgery’s success in the elderly population, especially osteoporotic patients. The first patients treated in our center with the XPED system have, today, over a 1 year follow-up and are doing well, with no evidence of screw loosening.”

Company comments

Mr. Ofer Bokobza, CEO of Expanding Orthopedics, said that “we are very proud to collaborate with Dr. Schnake and the team at the Unfallklinik Frankfurt am Main, one of the leading spine and orthopedic centers in Germany, treating over 1,000 patients every year, and joining selected centers using the XPED system in Europe.” Mr. Bokobza added that “Expanding Orthopedics plans to leverage its expanding devices IP portfolio and soon launch a new ground-breaking 3D expandable cage product line.”

Source: Expanded Orthopaedics, Inc., PR Newswire

 

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