K2M launches Mesa 2 Cricket extension for complex deformity correction


K2M has announced the launch of the Mesa 2 Cricket, an extension to the company’s Mesa 2 deformity spinal system. Cricket is designed to provide surgeons with the ability to efficiently complete challenging correction manoeuvres in all three anatomical planes, with the goal of achieving three-dimensional balance in patients with complex spinal deformities.

The Mesa 2 Cricket is intended to offer a 360-degree approach to more easily capture, manipulate, and align a deformed spine as compared to traditional Mesa deformity correction instrumentation. This new instrumentation—available for both rods and K2M’s Mesa Rail—eliminate the need for reduction screws and allows for simultaneous multi-axial translation and reduction, as well as for quick removal.

“I have been a long-time user of Mesa, and have used it to treat multiple spinal pathologies over the years,” says William Clark, an orthopaedic surgeon at the Tulsa Bone and Joint Spine Center, Tulsa, USA, and an associate fellow of the Scoliosis Research Society. “I am excited about this next-generation Cricket; easy just got easier.”

To date, more than 56,000 surgical cases using the Mesa deformity spinal system have been completed.