Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology™
K2M’s Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology™ uses an advanced 3D printing method to create structures that were once considered impractical with traditional manufacturing techniques. Starting with a titanium powder, the implants are grown through the selective application of a high-energy laser beam, allowing for the incorporation of both a porosity and surface roughness that pre-clinical data have associated with bone growth activity.*
K2M’s Lamellar Titanium Technology incorporates titanium with a surface roughness of 3–5 μm and is designed to allow for direct bony ongrowth.
K2M’s Lamellar Titanium Technology incorporates 500 μm longitudinal channels throughout the implant which, in conjunction with transverse windows, create an interconnected lattice designed to allow for bony integration.
The porosity inherent with the Lamellar Titanium Technology in conjunction with the proprietary product design, results in an approximately 70% porosity overall, and therefore a decreased radiographic signature.
* Pre-clinical data may not represent clinical results.
Rail 4D™ Technology
Rail 4D™ Technology incorporates a “beam–like” design providing enhanced rigidity* to aid in the restoration of sagittal balance, while maintaining a low profile.
- Uniquely Shaped to Provide Enhanced Rigidity*, While Minimizing Implant Volume of Pedicle Screws
- Intraoperative Variability of Rod Rigidity* With One Pedicle Screw System
- Lower Profile Than Set Screw Based Systems
- Due to the Beam-like Design, Reducing the MESA Rail Crickets® Will Inherently Result in Rotation of the Vertebral Bodies as They are Pulled up to the MESA Rail
*Based on mechanical testing. Data should not be extrapolated to predict postoperative results.
tifix® Locking Technology
A Long History of Success Leading Up to K2M
- In 1886, Carl Hansmann developed the original concepts of plate fixation in Germany
- In 1931, thread-in-thread fixation of screws to plates was patented by Paul Reinhold in Paris
- The late 1990’s marked the first surgical uses of tifix® locking screw implants patented by Prof. Dr. D. Wolter in Germany
- Today, tifix® is a globally recognized and accepted technology
1. MACRO LEVEL Plate is made of Commercially Pure (CP) Grade II Titanium. Screw is made of Titanium Alloy. The plate metal is softer than the screw metal. When inserted, the screw engages and reshapes the lip of the screw hole.
2. MICRO LEVEL Under the force of screw insertion, the screw and plate metals interact. The friction produces instantaneously high temperatures that melt the metals and allow them to "fuse".
3. EXAMPLE Think of a car engine, which has metal pistons inside metal cylinders to help the engine run. Without oil to lubricate the pistons, they will seize up or "fuse" with the cylinder walls. A similar interaction takes place with tifix® between the plate and the screw.
- First used in K2M’s PYRENEES® Cervical Plate System
- Based on the success of tifix® with PYRENEES, the technology was then incorporated in the CAYMAN® Plate Systems, CASPIAN® Occipital Plate System, and CHESAPEAKE® Stabilization Systems
Simple • Quick • Effective
- Flexibility to insert screws at various angles and lock them to the plate
- One-step locking mechanism – no secondary locking feature necessary
- Capable of repeated screw adjustment without compromising the locking mechanism
- No bend zones required for precise plate contouring
RANGE® Complex Spine Technology
In the global spine market, K2M continues to focus on addressing the most specialized and demanding segments of our market, known as the complex spine. These products offer game-changing technology for the treatment of deformity, trauma, and tumor spinal patients. K2M’s RANGE® Complex Spine Technology represents the company’s wide range of products that can be used in complex spine applications.
Breakthrough, revolutionary, top-loading, and low-profile spinal system featuring Zero-Torque Technology® and 60° range of motion, while providing the surgeon the ability to one-step lock without torsional stress applied to the spine.
- Zero-Torque Technology
- No Profile Above the Rod
- One-step Final Locking
- 60° Range of Motion
- Controlled Compression & Distraction
- Implant & Instrument Design Facilitates Full Rod Reduction Capability