K2M Group Holdings, a medical device manufacturer based in Leesburg, Virginia, is introducing an addition to its MESA 2 Deformity Spinal System, which has treated more than 50,000 spinal surgery cases.
The new device, the MESA 2 Cricket, will enable surgeons to perform spinal realignment in “three anatomical planes,” augmenting the company’s existing system and eliminating the need for adjustment screws often used in such procedures, a K2M release said.
“I’m excited about this next-generation Cricket,” William Clark, an orthopedic surgeon at the Tulsa (Oklahoma) Bone and Joint Spine Center and a longtime user of the MESA system, said in the release. “Easy just got easier.”
Eric Major, K2M’s president and CEO, characterized the new equipment as a continuation of the firm’s 10-plus years of innovation treating backbone disorders.
“For over a decade, K2M’s MESA Technology has transformed how surgeons treat complex spinal deformities by focusing on operative efficiency, ease of use, and three-dimensional spinal balance as essential to achieving quality outcomes in patients,” Major said in the release. “We've utilized these 3-D-correction principles inherent in our MESA Technology as the foundation of our Balance ACS (or BACS) platform, and will continue integrating our core competencies in complex spine innovations – and advancements in 3-D solutions – help achieve Total Body Balance for patients with spinal disorders."