K2M and Cadwell Laboratories sign partnership


K2M has announced a partnership with Cadwell Laboratories, a leading manufacturer and marketer of diagnostic and monitoring products for neurophysiology, to provide a neuromonitoring solution for the company’s Ravine Lateral Access System.  This announcement comes on the first day of the 2012 World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Techniques (WCMISST) Conference in Bahia, Brazil.

“K2M’s partnership with Cadwell will enable them to offer a complete neuromonitoring solution for their RAVINE Lateral Access System,” stated Faheem Sandhu, neurosurgeon and associate professor at Georgetown University Hospital. “These new additions will prove to be very helpful in putting neuromonitoring control into the surgeon’s hands.”

RAVINE is a flat blade platform providing unique rigid fixation to the patient, which offers enhanced access control for the surgeon. K2M’s dissectors are designed to be compatible with the Cadwell technologies to facilitate Ravine’s less disruptive muscle splitting transpsoas approach. The Cadwell Probe System is fully integrated into Ravine and can be used after retractor placement, fitting down the channels of the lateral blades for further monitoring.