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K2M Enters Spinal Device Market in France

K2M Inc. has infiltrated the French spinal market.

The Leesburg, Va.-based company performed its first surgery using the MESA Deformity Spinal System at the Groupement hôpitaux Est., Hopital Femme, Mere, Enfant in Lyon. Christophe Garin, M.D., conducted the procedure.

MESA Deformity is a top-loading, low profile spinal system featuring K2M’s zero-torque technology. The design of the Deformity Reduction Jack (Cricket) coupled with a complete offering of varied screw types, gives surgeons the ability to perform the most difficult correction maneuvers across all planes utilizing unique instrumentation for slow, controlled correction of the spine.

“Our first surgery in France could not be more timely given our attendance at the SRS [Scoliosis Research Society] conference in Lyon. It is also an important market for K2M, as much of the history of spine deformity surgery originated in France,” President/CEO Eric Major said. “K2M has been, and will continue to be, committed to establishing ourselves as the global leader in providing solutions for complex spinal pathologies.”

K2M Inc. is the world's largest privately held spinal device company that develops treatments for complex spinal pathologies and minimally invasive procedures. The company's product development pipeline includes spinal stabilization systems, minimally invasive systems, biologics, and other advancing technologies, such as motion preservation, annular repair, and nucleus replacement.

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