K2M enters spinal device market in France


K2M announced at the Scoliosis Research Society’s (SRS) 48th Annual Conference in Lyon, France, that it has entered the spinal device market in France.

The first surgical case was performed by Christophe Garin at the Groupement hôpitaux Est., Hopital Femme, Mere, Enfant in Lyon, using the company’s MESA Deformity Spinal System.

MESA Deformity, according to the company, is a top-loading, low profile spinal system featuring K2M’s Zero-Torque Technology. The revolutionary design of the Deformity Reduction Jack (Cricket) coupled with varied screw types, provides surgeons with the ability to accomplish the most difficult correction manoeuvres across all planes utilising unique instrumentation for slow, controlled correction of the spine.

“Our first surgery in France could not be timely given our attendance at the SRS conference in Lyon this week.  It is also an important market for K2M, as much of the history of spine deformity surgery originated in France,” stated Eric Major, K2M’s president and CEO. “K2M has been, and will continue to be, committed to establishing ourselves as the global leader in providing solutions for complex spinal pathologies.”