K2M Receives CE Mark for Rhine Cervical Disc System
K2M Group Holdings has received a CE Mark for its Rhine cervical disc system, allowing for sale and distribution of the product within Europe and other countries.
The system's streamlined instrumentation simplifies the surgical technique by integrating trialing and keel cutting into one instrument. A built-in adjustable stop allows for customized anterior or posterior positioning of the disc based on surgeon preference, the company says.
The first single- and multi-level surgical procedures using the system were completed recently in Belgium and Germany. Additionally, enrollment for a prospective, observational Rhine cervical disc clinical study will begin in the first quarter of this year.
K2M says the Rhine is the company's next-generation cervical artificial disc replacement featuring proprietary molding technology and its latest offering for the treatment of degenerative disc disease. — Jonathon Shacat