Healthcare Industry News: Small Stature Spinal System
News Release - June 5, 2012
K2M Strengthens Complex Spine Leadership with Debut of MESA(R) Small StatureLEESBURG, Va.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--K2M, Inc., a spinal device company developing innovative solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies and minimally invasive procedures, today announced the debut of the MESA® Small Stature Spinal System, a Ø4.5 mm line extension of the company’s revolutionary low profile, zero torque family of products.
MESA Small Stature is a significant advancement in the complex spine market for K2M, marking the company’s first pedicle screw available for small stature patients. The top-loading system features Zero-Torque Technology®, applying zero torsional loads, or twisting forces, to the spine when locking the screw. With a new enhanced dual lead thread and light ergonomic instrumentation, it is poised to address the most difficult correction maneuvers.
According to Behrooz Akbarnia, MD, Medical Director at the San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders, “Small stature patients with spinal deformities are among the most complex cases. They need versatile, yet low profile, implants to address their complex deformities and MESA Small Stature is ideal for them.”
“We are excited to bring to market a 4.5 mm pedicle screw system that provides surgeons with the lowest profile alternative for treating small stature patients,” stated Eric Major, K2M’s President and CEO. “MESA Small Stature reflects K2M’s continued commitment to developing next generation products and is a critical component to expanding our innovative complex spine portfolio.”
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 minimally invasive 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 product development pipeline includes: spinal stabilization systems, minimally invasive systems, biologics, 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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