Dr. Frank Phillips adopts FLXfit device for TLIF surgeries: 5 things to know

Spinal Tech

Frank M. Phillips, MD, of Midwest Orthopedics at Rush in Chicago, has started using the FLXfit articulated and lordotic expandable cage for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion procedures.

Here are five things to know:


1. The FLXfit is a 3D, expandable, articulated interbody fusion device.


2. Used along with supplemental fixation, the device is designed to provide structural stability in adult patients following total or partial discectomy.


3. According to Dr. Phillips, "the FLXfit enables the surgeon to dial-in lordosis inside the disc space and provide a true anatomical fit with a wide footprint, which could lead to better patients' outcomes."


4. Dr. Phillips is the director of the minimally invasive spine surgery section at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.


5. He is a founder, board member and past president of the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.


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