K2M Ravine research to be presented at Spineweek 2016


Research on K2M’s Ravine lateral access system is to be presented at the SpineWeek 2016 Annual Meeting (May 16-20, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore).

“The Ravine lateral access system allows for a lateral approach to lumbar fusion, and the dual flat blade platform provides a secure means for accessing the disc space with increased visualisation compared to traditional tubular lateral retractors,” says Robert Lee, presenting author of four Ravine-focused studies and a consultant spinal surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, UK.

Data from four Ravine studies will be presented at SpineWeek 2016:

  • Clinical and Radiological Results following Lateral (LLIF) Versus Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MI-TLIF), Lee R, Sedra F, Wilson L, Afsharpad A, Dala-Ali B.
  • Early Outcomes in the Use of Minimally Invasive Lateral Cages in Primary Adult Degenerative Scoliosis Correction Surgery — Minimum 6 Month to 2 Year Follow-Up, RS Lee.
  • Accuracy of Pre-operative Surgical Planning in Predicting Postoperative Alignment in Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Multilevel Anterior Column Reconstruction for Positive Sagittal Balance; RS Lee
  • Early Outcomes in the Use of Minimally Invasive Lateral Cages in Lumbar Revision Surgery, Minimum 6 Month to 2 Year Follow-Up; RS Lee.

“K2M is pleased with the breadth of Ravine research being shared at SpineWeek 2016,” says Eric Major, president and chief executive officer of K2M. “We believe these data complement our focus on innovation within the global spinal market as evidenced by Ravine’s compatibility with the Cascadia lateral interbody system featuring Lamellar 3D titanium technology, K2M’s proprietary technology that uses 3D printing with the goal of allowing for bony integration throughout an implant.”

The Ravine lateral access system is a dual flat-blade platform for a muscle-splitting transpsoas approach designed to offer rigid fixation to the spine and an option for both a third and fourth blade.