Healthcare Industry News: retractor
News Release - October 6, 2010
K2M Debuts RAVINE Lateral Access System at NASS Annual ConferenceLEESBURG, Va.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)-- K2M, Inc., the spinal device company developing innovative and simplified solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies and procedures, today announced the debut of its RAVINE™ Lateral Access System at the North American Spine Society (NASS) 2010 Annual Conference. This system represents the company’s entrance into the far lateral market and expansion of its minimally invasive product offering.
RAVINE provides a dual flat blade platform for a true muscle splitting transpsoas approach. The system offers rigid fixation to the spine and an option for both a third and fourth blade. It represents an innovative design departure from the tubular retractors, while providing tremendous adaptability to both patient anatomy and surgeon technique.
According to Dr. Pierce Nunley, Orthopedic Surgeon at The Spine Institute of Louisiana, “One of the important features of this system is that it is extremely simple, allowing for the smallest lateral retractor footprint of all systems available today.”
“The unveiling of RAVINE reflects the expansion of our minimally invasive product offering,” stated Eric Major, K2M’s President and CEO. “These high profile next generation products reaffirm our commitment to becoming a leader in the global spine market.”
K2M, Inc. is an innovative spinal device company committed to the research, development, and commercialization of simplified solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies and procedures. The company is recognized as a worldwide leader in providing unique technologies for the treatment of deformity, degenerative, trauma, and tumor spinal patients. K2M’s complete portfolio of next generation products includes: spinal stabilization systems, minimally invasive systems, and other advancing technologies, such as motion preservation, annular repair, and nucleus replacement. Additional information is available online at www.K2M.com.
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