K2M Group Holdings, Inc. (KTWO) has received a CE Mark for its CAPRI® Cervical 3D Expandable Corpectomy Cage System featuring Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology™, and the successful completion of its first surgical case. CAPRI Cervical 3D Expandable is the world’s first and only 3D-printed expandable device on the market to facilitate continuous in-situ height expansion and endplate angulation in the cervical spine.
The CAPRI Cervical 3D Expandable Cage System stabilizes the cervical spine in cases of vertebral body resections resulting from trauma or tumor. Offered in various footprint options, its continuous in-situ adjustment capabilities allow surgeons to lock the cage with set screws at desired heights and lordotic angles within the expansion range of the implant. The system also allows for fixed endplate angulation of 0°, 5°, and 10° to accommodate surgeon preference and vertebral anatomy.
K2M’s Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology uses an advanced 3D printing method to create structures that are impossible with traditional manufacturing techniques. Starting with a titanium powder, the CAPRI Cervical 3D Expandable Corpectomy Cages are grown through the selective application of a high-energy laser beam, incorporating complex internal geometries and rough surface architecture that is associated with bone growth activity.