LEESBURG, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–K2M, Inc., the spinal device company developing innovative and simplified solutions for the treatment of complex spinal pathologies and procedures, today announced the introduction of a revolutionary minimally invasive approach to dynamic fixation of the spine. The POTOMAC™ Rod System and the SERENGETI™ Minimally Invasive Retractor System have received CE Mark clearance for international distribution to expand the global presence of K2M technologies.
The POTOMAC Rod System, which will be distributed outside the United States, provides a simple and versatile one-piece rod design to enhance the stabilization characteristics of the spine. K2M has secured the exclusive rights to a unique manufacturing process of the material properties of “Nitinol,” a shape memory alloy. The intrinsic elasticity of the rod provides stabilization of the spine, while potentially reducing problems typically associated with traditional fusion materials. Additionally, the simplistic design allows POTOMAC to be implanted using traditional surgical techniques or by using the innovative SERENGETI Minimally Invasive Retractor System.