K2M adds two new products to family of Aleutian interbody systems


K2M announced two additions to the family of Aleutian interbody systems at the 26th annual meeting of the North American Spine Society (Chicago, USA, 1−5 November 2011).

The Aleutian Transforaminal-Lumbar (TLIF) II interbody system features a full range of unique bulleted PEEK interbodies for posterior lumbar applications. The Aleutian TILF II will include the Adjustable Inserter, which allows for variable angulation of the implant from 0° to 55° in-situ, helping the surgeon to insert the TLIF interbody with precision and ease. For oblique implant placement through a transforaminal-lumbar approach, the Aleutian Anatomically-Narrow (AN) Oblique interbody system offers innovative instrumentation that helps facilitate more efficient intraoperative use of the system.

“The bulleted nose of the Aleutian TLIF II implant simplifies interbody insertion and the open-structure design provides a substantial amount of room for graft material. The implant features, combined with state-of-the-art instrument technology, makes the Aleutian TLIF II interbody system a great choice for my patients who require a transforaminal interbody fusion,” stated  George Miz, orthopaedic surgeon at Bone and Joint Physicians, USA.

“K2M’s debut of two new next generation products in the Aleutian family of products demonstrates our dedication to developing and improving upon our rapidly growing portfolio,” stated Eric Major, K2M’s president and CEO. “Given the significant expansion of our global distribution team and the number of new and existing customers in need of high quality interbody systems, it is critical that we continue to introduce new technologies.”