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 News Release - September 5, 2006

K2M Launches DENALI(TM) Deformity Spine Technology

New Fusion Product Developed Through Unique Surgeon Driven Approach

LEESBURG, Va.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Sept. 5, 2006--K2M, Inc., the Surgeon Driven Design(TM) company developing next generation spine technologies, today announced the commercial launch of the DENALI Deformity system, a new spine fusion product, already in use by such leading hospitals and treatment centers as Baylor Medical Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York Presbyterian, and Scripps Mercy Hospital.

Spine deformities resulting from scoliosis and other debilitating illnesses require specialized instrumentation. DENALI Deformity, an extension of the DENALI Spinal System, provides a versatile and comprehensive system to support these highly specialized surgical requirements. The patient population for the DENALI Deformity system includes children who undergo corrective surgery to prevent future and potentially life threatening conditions, as well as adults with afflictions resulting from deterioration and advanced diseases.

"DENALI Deformity gives surgeons the ability to deliver maximum performance during some of the most complex of spine related procedures while helping to enhance patient care," stated Eric Major, K2M's President and CEO. "This system has been designed to be fully comprehensive and offers all the instrument and implant options a surgeon may need to treat these most complex pathologies. This extension to DENALI is a result of our continued focus on the development of new technologies. Our products provide results that matter most because they were designed by many of the spine industry's foremost surgical experts."

"DENALI Deformity is another reaffirmation of how K2M's inclusion of industry experts in the development process produces surgical instruments tailored to meet real-world needs," stated Dr. John Kostuik, K2M Co-Founder and Chairman. "When members of the medical community see patients suffering from spine deformities, it is enormously gratifying to know that with a product like this, surgeons can make a real difference in their lives."

About K2M

K2M is a provider of high quality innovative spine technologies based around its Surgeon Driven Design philosophy - resulting in better products with shorter time to market. Chief Medical Officer, Chairman, and Co-Founder, Dr. John Kostuik (former Chief of Spine Surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Center), drives K2M's commitment to the research and development of technologies that are redefining the market. K2M's industry expertise and values derive from an unprecedented Board of Scientific Advisors consisting of an impressive team of spine industry leaders. K2M's comprehensive line of patented products includes; stabilization, minimally invasive systems, motion preservation innovations and other advanced breakthroughs in surgical spine solutions. Additional information is available online at www.K2M.com.


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