Healthcare Industry News: retractor
News Release - September 18, 2014
K2M Debuts EVEREST Minimally Invasive Spinal System at the Society for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Global Forum 2014LEESBURG, Va., Sept. 18, 2014 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- K2M Group Holdings, Inc. (KTWO) (the "Company" or "K2M), a global medical device company focused on designing, developing and commercializing innovative and proprietary complex spine technologies, techniques and minimally invasive procedures, today announced the launch of EVEREST(R) Minimally Invasive Spinal System at the Society for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (SMISS) Global Forum 2014 in Miami, Fla. EVEREST Minimally Invasive is a cannulated top-loading polyaxial pedicle screw system featuring the flexible polymer SERENGETI(R) Minimally Invasive retractor System.
According to Steven Schopler, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and member of the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Bakersfield, Calif., "I have tried most of the MIS screw systems available, and believe the EVEREST MI System is an excellent option. The flexible extended screw tabs provide for excellent visualization of the screw heads so that rod insertion is done under direct vision with no radiation required, and the system is a strong option for large BMI patients. For TLIF or posterior percutaneous fixation—and even for scoliosis derotation—EVEREST MI is, in my opinion, a strong option."
Placement and direct visualization for EVEREST Minimally Invasive is provided by the SERENGETI Minimally Invasive retractor System. Featuring a screw-based method of retraction to provide a fixed position to the anatomy, this simplified and flexible design allows for one-step, percutaneous placement of the screw and retractor, with direct visualization and improved access for rod introduction.
"This expansion of our EVEREST product platform to include EVEREST MI reaffirms our commitment to being a leader in the global minimally invasive market," stated Eric Major, K2M's President and CEO. "This important advancement will enable us to continue to leverage the unique access capabilities of SERENGETI, our innovative MI retractor technology, resulting in more options for surgeons treating different and challenging pathologies through a minimally invasive approach with the ultimate objective of improved outcomes for their patients."
For more information on K2M's product portfolio, visit www.K2M.com.
K2M Group Holdings, Inc. is a global medical device company focused on designing, developing and commercializing innovative complex spine and minimally invasive spine technologies and techniques used by spine surgeons to treat some of the most difficult and challenging spinal pathologies. K2M has leveraged these core competencies to bring to market an increasing number of products for patients suffering from degenerative spinal conditions. These technologies and techniques, in combination with a robust product pipeline, enable the Company to favorably compete in the global spinal surgery market. Additional information is available online at www.K2M.com.
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