A frequent visitor to our newspages, MIS and complex spine company K2M Group Holdings, Inc. will be launching its EVEREST® Minimally Invasive Spinal System at the forthcoming Society for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (SMISS) Global Forum 2014 in Miami, Fla, Sept 19-21.
K2M’s EVEREST Minimally Invasive Spinal System is a cannulated top-loading polyaxial pedicle screw system featuring the flexible polymer SERENGETI® Minimally Invasive Retractor System which facilitates placement and direct visualization of the screws. This simplified and flexible design features a screw-based method of retraction to provide a fixed position to the anatomy, allows for one-step, percutaneous placement of the screw and retractor, with direct visualization and improved access for rod introduction.
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 (see picture) 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.”
“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.”
Source: K2M Group Holdings, Inc., Globe Newswire