U.S. Launch for K2M’s MESA® 2 Deformity Spinal System

Complex spine technologies company K2M Group Holdings, Inc., is launching its MESA® 2 Deformity Spinal System, the Company’s next-generation pedicle screw system designed to address the most complex spinal pathologies.


K2M says the MESA 2 Deformity Spinal System features its next-generation MESA 2 screw, a top-loading, low-profile screw that offers a dual-lead thread pattern for claimed fast insertion. K2M’s MESA Technology also features Zero-Torque Technology®, which offers surgeons the ability to one-step lock without torsional stress being applied to the spine. Both deformity polyaxial and uniplanar screws are available in this new system.

Designed to increase efficiency, MESA 2 also features a variety of easy-to-use reduction and spinal manipulation instruments. The Quicket™ is an updated, quicker version of K2M’s breakthrough Cricket® rod reduction technology that provides quick on/off capabilities, while correcting the spine in all three planes. Additionally, the Over Quicket Final Locker allows for one-step locking over the Quicket, thus eliminating the need to partial lock.

K2M obtained U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance to market MESA 2 back in January as we reported, and to date nearly 70 surgical cases have been completed.

Company comments

“Following a successful Alpha phase, we are excited to announce the commercial launch of our MESA 2 Deformity Spinal System and the upcoming rollout across the United States,” stated Eric Major, K2M’s President and CEO. “MESA 2 is the much-anticipated upgrade to our flagship MESA platform and is designed to save time by cutting the number of basic surgical steps in half. We take great pride in being viewed by the surgeon community as a company that is focused on innovation and differentiation, and we remain committed to developing products that will help improve the lives of patients suffering from the most complicated spinal pathologies.”

Physician comments

“MESA 2 includes enhancements to the original MESA technology and instrumentation,” said Laurel C. Blakemore, MD, chief and associate professor of pediatric orthopaedics in the department of orthopaedics at the University of Florida. “This new system is yet another example of K2M’s pioneering efforts to design innovative solutions for correcting spinal deformities.”

Source: Globe Newswire

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