Dr. Christopher Good Participates in Advance to Improve Spinal Balance
K2M Introduces First-of-Its-Kind SAHARA™ AL Expandable Stabilization System
SAHARA AL is the only lordotic expandable interbody device with integrated screw fixation on the market to help achieve spinal balance
LEESBURG, Va., June 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- K2M Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTWO) (the "Company" or "K2M"), a global leader of complex spine and minimally invasive solutions focused on achieving three-dimensional Total Body Balance ™ , today announced the introduction of the SAHARA ™ AL Expandable Stabilization System, the Company's first expandable offering within its interbody portfolio. SAHARA AL is the only lordotic expandable interbody device with integrated screw fixation on the market to help achieve spinal balance.
The SAHARA AL Expandable Stabilization System represents a technological advancement over static interbody options, allowing for in-situ lordotic adjustment to match a patient's sagittal profile through one fusion device. SAHARA AL is a zeroprofile device with multi-screw fixation, designed to provide stability to the anterior column, while featuring a comprehensive range of lordotic adjustments of up to 26 degrees. It is indicated as a standalone device for lordotic angles of 15 degrees or less. SAHARA AL is manufactured from commercially pure grade II titanium, titanium alloy, and cobalt chrome.
"The anterior-lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) approach allows for greater segmental lordosis correction and implant fixation than other alternative interbody approaches," said Christopher Good, MD, FACS an orthopedic surgeon and Director of Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity at the Virginia Spine Institute in Reston, Virginia. "With variable in-situ lordotic adjustment, the SAHARA AL implant helps achieve sagittal balance and segmental reduction not generally attainable by ALIF cages with fixed lordotic angles.