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K2M launches new deformity spinal system in the U.S.

July 6, 2015

K2M Group Holdings recently announced the U.S. commercial launch of the MESA 2 Deformity Spinal System, a pedicle screw system designed to address complex spinal pathologies.

The new system features the next-generation MESA 2 screw — a top-loading, low-profile screw that offers a dual-lead thread pattern for fast insertion. The system also includes new zero-torque technology, allowing surgeons to one-step lock without torsional stress being applied to the spine. Additionally, both deformity polyaxial and uniplanar screws are available, according to a company press release.

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