K2M launches 1st 3D-printed expandable corpectomy cage with cervical indication: 4 key notes

Spinal Tech

K2M launched the first 3-D printed expandable corpectomy cage with cervical indications: CAPRI Cervical 3D Expandable featuring Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology.


Here are four things to know:


1. The CAPRI Cervical 3D Expandable Corpectomy Cage System featuring the Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology received the CE Mark of approval and the first successful case using the device was completed.


2. The cage is designed to stabilize the cervical spine during vertebral body resection cases due to trauma or tumors. The system is offered in multiple footprint options and allows for continuous in-situ adjustment capabilities for surgeons to lock the cage with set screws at the desired height and lordotic angles within expansion range of the implant.


3. The Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology uses advanced 3-D printing to create structures not possible with traditional manufacturing; the system starts with titanium powder and cages are grown through selective application of high-energy laser beams to incorporate the complex internal geometries and rough surface architecture of the spine.


4. Pre-clinical data on the cages are associated with bone growth activity, and the technology incorporates a porous structure with rough surfaces to allow for bony integration throughout the cage.


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