K2M launches the Mesa 2 deformity spinal system in the USA


K2M has announced the US commercial launch of the Mesa 2 deformity spinal system, the company’s next-generation pedicle screw system designed to address the most complex spinal pathologies.

“Mesa 2 is the much-anticipated upgrade to our flagship Mesa platform and is designed to save time by cutting the number of basic surgical steps in half,” stated Eric Major, K2M’s president and chief executive officer.

“Mesa 2 includes enhancements to the original Mesa technology and instrumentation,” said Laurel C Blakemore, chief and associate professor of paediatric orthopaedics in the department of orthopaedics at the University of Florida, USA.

The Mesa 2 system features the next-generation Mesa 2 screw, a top-loading, low-profile screw that offers a dual-lead thread pattern for fast insertion. K2M’s Mesa technology also features Zero-Torque Technology, which offers surgeons the ability to one-step lock without torsional stress being applied to the spine. Both deformity polyaxial and uniplanar screws are available in this new system.

Designed to increase efficiency, K2M says that Mesa 2 also features a variety of easy-to-use reduction and spinal manipulation instruments. The Quicket is an updated, quicker version of K2M’s breakthrough Cricket rod reduction technology that provides quick on/off capabilities, while correcting the spine in all three planes. Additionally, the Over Quicket Final Locker allows for one-step locking over the Quicket, thus eliminating the need to partial lock, according to a company press release.

K2M obtained 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market Mesa 2 in January. To date, nearly 70 surgical cases using the system have been completed.