K2M Debuts MESA® Small Stature Pedicle Screw System

In short

Minimally invasive and complex spine specialist K2M, Inc., has 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.

Background

K2M is a prolific developer of products for the treatment of complex spinal disorders. Most recently we wrote about the company’s attendance at AANS in Miami at which it showcased the anterior cervical fixation portfolio.

Now the company is trumpeting the introduction of its MESA Small Stature deformity system which it claims is a significant advancement in the complex spine market for K2M. The introduction marks the company’s first pedicle screw available for small stature patients.

The system’s 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, K2M believes its device is poised to address the most difficult correction manoeuvres.

Clinician comments

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.”

Company comments

“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.”

Regulatory status

K2M’s MESA® Small Stature Spinal System possesses US FDA 510(k) clearance, but does not yet have CE mark approval for marketing in the European Union.

Source: K2M Inc.