At the North American Spine Society annual meeting (NASS; 9–12 October, New Orleans, USA), K2M announced the launch of the Santorini Small Corpectomy Cage System. The corpectomy cages are designed to address collapsed, damaged, or unstable vertebral bodies resulting from trauma or tumour indications.
Santorini Small is one of the few corpectomy products on the market today made of PEEK, allowing for unobstructed views of post-operative fusions and more accurate assessment of tumour recurrence, it states in a company release.
Offering both expandable and solid cages, the system is an appealing option for use in a variety of surgical techniques. The Santorini Small expandable cages allow surgeons the flexibility to perform in situ height adjustments securing the desired height using a locking clip, while the solid cages feature a one-piece PEEK design that offers a smaller overall footprint with an expanded graft space.
“I prefer the Santorini Small expandable cage over the other corpectomy cages available on the market. As a product designer, I wanted to develop a strong expandable cage that would be less invasive and less damaging to the endplates when inserted at its minimum height and expanded open,” says Charles S Theofilos, founder and director of The Spine Center in Palm Beach Gardens, USA. “The cage and clip design is in contrast to threaded or ratcheting expandable cages, because the structure of the final assembly resembles a solid implant. Additionally, the all-PEEK construct provides greater visibility of fusion post-operatively compared to titanium cages.”
“The launch of the Santorini Small Corpectomy Cage System marks another significant addition to our growing product portfolio, providing surgeons with a variety of innovative treatment options,” stated Eric Major, K2M’s president and CEO.