Todd Ritzman, MD, Akron Children’s Hospital, explained, “Given the growing recognition of the importance of sagittal plane correction in idiopathic scoliosis, it is a valuable aid to objectively determine rod contour based off of a given patient’s pelvic incidence to help optimize surgical correction in the sagittal plane. The days of ‘eyeballing’ the rod contour are over.”
K2M’s MESA Platform Technology features top-loading and low-profile screws and Zero-Torque Technology that one-step locks without applying torsional stress to the spine. The MESA Platform includes the MESA 2 Deformity Spinal System, a state-of-the-art solution for the most difficult correction maneuvers in complex spine surgery.
K2M manufactures BACS Patient-Specific Rods and Rails using a machine rolling method, replacing the manual three-point bending method that often reduces rod fatigue strength. By incorporating data from BACS Surgical Planner—part of K2M’s comprehensive BACS Digital Platform— rods and rails can be manufactured with complex multi-contoured designs. BACS Patient-Specific Rods and Rails can be used with the MESA, EVEREST, and DENALI Spinal Systems.
BACS provides solutions focused on achieving balance of 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.