K2M, Inc., a spinal device company developing innovative solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies, today announced the launch of the CASPIAN™ Spinal System. CASPIAN is an all-inclusive system for rigid posterior fixation addressing the high surgeon demand for treatment of complex cervico-thoracic spinal conditions.
This comprehensive system is the first to provide two completely different polyaxial screw options, Mini DENALI® and Mini MESA®, as well as Mini Hooks, Mini Connectors, and 3.5 mm Rods. The Mini DENALI screw is an evolution of a more traditional set screw designed implant featuring off-axis screw height adjustment, whereby the screwdriver does not need to be co-linear with the screw shaft to adjust the screw during surgery. The Mini MESA screw features K2M’s flagship Zero-Torque Technology® which applies zero torsional loads, or twisting forces, to the spine when locking the system.
According to Dr. Juan S. Uribe, Co-Director of Spinal Neurosurgery at the University of South Florida, “The low profile feature is unlike any other posterior cervical system and offers a significant clinical advantage.” Co-Director of Spinal Neurosurgery at the University of South Florida, Dr. Fernando L. Vale, stated, “The low profile and Zero-Torque Technology features of Mini MESA are very beneficial in these applications. CASPIAN offers the versatility and benefits of both MESA and DENALI, providing the surgeon with unmatched intra-operative flexibility.”
“The CASPIAN Spinal System is an important introduction for K2M, because it addresses the increasing demand from the surgeon community to offer our innovative MESA Zero-Torque Technology for the upper regions of the spine,” stated Eric Major, K2M’s President and CEO. “The rollout of CASPIAN moves us one step closer to our goal of providing a complete product portfolio of best-in-class systems for treating all types of complex spine pathologies.”