Low Profile (LP) Transverse Connectors to feature low volume polyaxial heads that snap onto the rod, allowing for ease of introduction while offering the surgeon tactile feedback when implanting
LEESBURG, Va.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — Sep. 15, 2009-- K2M, Inc., the spinal device company developing =solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies, announces the launch of the NATURAL BRIDGE® Low Profile (LP) Transverse Connectors to provide optimal torsional stabilization in the thoracolumbar spine. The uniquely designed low volume polyaxial heads snap onto the rod, allowing for ease of introduction while offering the surgeon tactile feedback when implanting.
NATURAL BRIDGE LP incorporates both adjustable and semi-adjustable designs for use with K2M's RANGE(R), MESA(R), and DENALI(R) Spinal Systems. The ultra low profile pairs especially well with MESA's unique, no profile above the rod design. The telescoping design of the adjustable connector ensures a pathology-specific custom fit. The semi-adjustable connectors combine the rigid center body of a fixed connector with the polyaxial heads of an adjustable design, thus eliminating the need for bending the connector during insertion.
According to Dr. Joseph Flynn, Jr., Orthopedic Surgeon at The Spine and Scoliosis Center, "NATURAL BRIDGE LP probably has the lowest profile I have seen on the market. The connectors are simple and easy to insert."
"The NATURAL BRIDGE LP Transverse Connectors are an important introduction for K2M, because the ultra low profile design of this system compliments the clinical advantages of the MESA no profile technology," stated Eric Major, K2M's President and CEO. "The launch of NATURAL BRIDGE LP moves us one step closer to providing a full portfolio of differentiated products to address all spinal pathologies."
Additional information is available online at www.K2M.com .