In 2016, K2M launched the EVEREST MI XT Spinal System, making the company’s percutaneous screw portfolio one of the most comprehensive on the market. The addition of the XTower enhances the EVEREST MI platform, providing a new surgical solution for treating complex deformities with the goal of achieving three-dimensional spinal balance. EVEREST MI XTower instrumentation encompasses the entire tab-to-screw assembly, providing rigid reinforcement of the EVEREST MI XT screw tabs. Streamlined instrumentation allows surgeons to use the XTower throughout the entirety of the procedure. A Support Tower Reducer provides 35 mm of reduction where necessary.
“The addition of the EVEREST MI XTower to the EVEREST MI XT Spinal System provides surgeons with intraoperative customization of screw extension rigidity based on the intended clinical application,” said Ashok Biyani, M.D., a spine and orthopedic surgeon at Toledo Orthopedic Surgeons in Ohio. “The increased screw extension strength provided by the XTower allows surgeons to treat a full spectrum of pathologies utilizing one system.”
Michael Selby, M.D., a spine and orthopedic surgeon at the Adelaide Spine Clinic in Australia, added, “I regularly treat complex deformity, tumor, and trauma patients in my practice. The XTower provides the ability to customize the power of the reduction to perform complex procedures utilizing minimally invasive techniques.”
“This year we are at the forefront of minimally invasive spine innovation with the addition of XTower to our EVEREST MI XT Spinal System. We are pleased to now offer one of the most comprehensive MI pedicle screw platforms on the market that—when complemented by our Balance ACS platform—allows surgeons to holistically treat complex and degenerative spinal pathologies through a minimally invasive approach, with the ultimate goal of achieving Total Body Balance,” said K2M President and CEO Eric Major.
Balance ACS provides solutions to balance the spine by addressing each anatomical vertebral segment with a 360-degree approach to the axial, coronal, and sagittal planes, emphasizing Total Body Balance as an important component of surgical success.
K2M Group Holdings Inc. develops complex spine and minimally invasive solutions focused on achieving three-dimensional Total Body Balance. Since its inception, K2M has designed, developed, and commercialized innovative complex spine and minimally invasive spine technologies and techniques used by spine surgeons to treat some of the most complicated spinal pathologies. K2M has leveraged these core competencies into Balance ACS, a platform of products, services, and research to help surgeons achieve three-dimensional spinal balance across the axial, coronal, and sagittal planes, with the goal of supporting the full continuum of care to facilitate quality patient outcomes. The Balance ACS platform, in combination with the company’s technologies, techniques, and leadership in the 3D-printing of spinal devices, enable K2M to compete favorably in the global spinal surgery market.