NASS 2017 Sees K2M Showcasing First FDA-Cleared 3D-Printed Expandable Interbody System

K2M Group Holdings, Inc., will be showcasing its innovations at the 2017 North American Spine Society (NASS) meeting, occurring October 25–28 in Orlando, FL.


K2M is a global leader of complex spine and minimally invasive solutions focused on achieving three-dimensional Total Body Balance™. The company will be using NASS to demonstrate the breadth of its systems. During the meeting, K2M’s team will be onsite to showcase K2M’s differentiated spinal technologies, including the Company’s latest offerings and industry-leading, 3D-printed Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology portfolio of products.

NASS will also see the release of favorable data on K2M’s RHINE Cervical Disc System, which will be presented during a scientific session entitled: “Biomechanical Assessment of Viscoelastic Cervical Disc Prosthesis in One- and Two- Level Constructs.” The session will be held on Wednesday, October 25 from 2:17 to 2:23 p.m. in room WF1. The RHINE Cervical Disc* is K2M’s next-generation cervical artificial disc replacement featuring proprietary molding technology designed to minimize wear between the polymer core and metal endplates.

Company comments

“NASS is a perfect place to share, collaborate, and exchange K2M’s latest advancements in spinal surgery,” said K2M Chairman, President, and CEO Eric Major. “This year, K2M is pleased to feature our MOJAVE PL 3D Expandable Interbody System—the world’s first and only FDA-cleared, 3D-printed expandable fusion device—as well as our differentiated product portfolio consisting of our industry-leading 3D-printed solutions and Balance ACS platform. We are committed to developing next-generation technologies and strive to elevate recognition of Total Body Balance as essential to surgical success.”

Physician comments

Richard Guyer, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas, and lead author of the RHINE study said, “This (mechanical testing-based) study shows that the next-generation one-piece viscoelastic disc has the ability to maintain a motion segment’s normal COR (center axis of rotation) even if placed in a less than ideal position.”

Source: Globe Newswire

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