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K2M to Highlight Research & Education at IMAST 2016 Through Hands-on Workshops, Product Demonstrations & Clinical Study Presentations

LEESBURG, Va., July 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- K2M Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTWO) (the "Company" or "K2M"), a global medical device company focused on designing, developing and commercializing innovative and proprietary complex spine and minimally invasive spine technologies and techniques, announced the Company will participate in the 23rd International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), July 13–16 in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, data will be presented on K2M’s innovative solutions for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). K2M will exhibit (Booth #18) its extensive portfolio of spinal technologies, and will also host four educational workshops featuring leading experts in the field who will address cutting-edge techniques for complex spinal pathologies.

Sponsored by the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), IMAST gathers renowned spine surgeons and industry leaders from across the globe to present and discuss innovative research and advanced spine technologies in an international forum.

“K2M is proud to participate in this year’s IMAST, an esteemed meeting that advances knowledge, technologies and techniques in spine surgery,” said John P. Kostuik, MD, K2M’s Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder, past President of the SRS, and a moderator for several of K2M’s hands-on workshops at IMAST. “We are dedicated to advancing the understanding of complex spinal pathologies by supporting continued research and providing surgeons with training opportunities on the safe and effective use of our products in order to improve patient outcomes.”

K2M Technologies to be Featured in Two Clinical Papers

K2M’s innovative spinal technologies for AIS will be featured in two clinical papers and oral presentations on Thursday, July 14. Data will presented on K2M’s MESA Rail Deformity Spinal System, which features a beam-like design that provides enhanced rigidity to aid in the restoration of sagittal balance while maintaining a low profile. The study, which examined lumbar curve improvement in AIS following selective thoracic fusion (STF), found there was a correlation between thoracic kyphosis restoration in STF with spontaneous lumbar curve correction. This study has been nominated for an IMAST Thomas Whitecloud Award, which is given to both the best basic science and clinical papers presented at the meeting.

  • Selective Thoracic Fusion with Spontaneous Improvement of Lumbar Curve in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients

Kishan S., Knapp D., Rahm M., Rathjen K., Lafage V., Cunningham M., Boachie-Adjei O., Bao H., Reigrut J.
Oral Presentation, Paper 3, Thursday, 14 July, 8:58; Salon 1-5

Additionally, findings from a multi-year study surrounding the Company’s recently-acquired motion-preserving scoliosis technology* from K-Spine will be presented. The study found that the innovative apical fusion technique achieved corrected deformity profiles in AIS patients and maintained mobility of non-fused segments with a lower implant density, sparing 52 percent of the spanned area from fusion.

  • Preservation of Spine Motion in the Surgical Treatment of AIS patients using an Innovative Apical Fusion Technique: A 2 Year Follow-Up Study

Crandall D.G., Nnadi C., Carl A., Repko M., Seme S., Rehák L., Grevitt M., Aydinli U., Akbarnia B.A., Hooseni P.
Oral Presentation, Paper 50, Thursday, 14 July, 15:04; Salon 1-5

K2M to Showcase Diverse Product Portfolio and Host Four Educational Workshops

K2M will exhibit a wide range of innovative technologies at Booth #18 from the Company’s comprehensive complex spine, minimally invasive, and degenerative product portfolios. The Company will provide demonstrations of the CASCADIA Interbody Systems, featuring K2M’s innovative Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology, the NILE Alternative Fixation System, the RAVINE® Lateral Access System, the EVEREST® Deformity Spinal System, the MESA® Deformity and MESA Rail Deformity Spinal Systems, and more.

K2M will also host four hands-on workshops focused on the latest in adolescent and adult reconstruction, minimally invasive techniques, sagittal plane balance correction, deformity, and scoliosis. K2M’s Chief Medical Officer, John P. Kostuik, MD, will introduce the interactive sessions, which feature a distinguished faculty of accomplished subject-matter experts from around the world.

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Getting the Right Contour

Wednesday, 13 July (17:00-19:00), Salon 14
Faculty: Laurel Blakemore, MD; Peter Newton, MD; Harry Shufflebarger, MD

  • Adult Scoliosis & PJK: Present & Future Strategies for Management & Prevention

Thursday, 14 July (12:30-13:30), Salon 14
Faculty: Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD; Han Jo Kim, MD; Gregory Mundis Jr., MD

  • Correcting & Maintaining Sagittal Balance in AIS: Current Concepts

Thursday, 14 July (17:30-18:30), Salon 14
Faculty: Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD; Benny Dahl, MD, PhD; Matthew Cunningham, MD, PhD; Martin Gehrchen, MD, PhD

  • Treating Adult Degenerative Deformity with a Minimally Invasive Far Lateral Technique

Friday, 15 July (12:05-13:05), Salon 14
Faculty: Robert Lee, BSc, MBBS, FRCS; Pierce Nunley, MD; Michael Wang, MD

“K2M is pleased to offer medical education in the form of hands-on workshops at IMAST this year and provide surgeons exposure to our innovative product portfolio, thus adding to their clinical knowledge and expertise of implants and surgical techniques,” said Eric Major, President and CEO of K2M. “We are also proud to know that a clinical study focused on our MESA Rail technology, for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, has been recognized as a nominee for the esteemed Thomas Whitecloud award, demonstrating our commitment to continued innovation and quality patient care.”

For more information on K2M’s comprehensive product portfolio and Medical Education offerings, visit www.K2M.com.

*This device is not available for sale within the United States.

About K2M

K2M Group Holdings, Inc. is a global medical device company focused on designing, developing and commercializing innovative complex spine and minimally invasive spine technologies and techniques used by spine surgeons to treat some of the most difficult and challenging spinal pathologies. K2M has leveraged these core competencies to bring to market an increasing number of products for patients suffering from degenerative spinal conditions. These technologies and techniques, in combination with a robust product pipeline, enable the Company to favorably compete in the global spinal surgery market. Additional information is available online at www.K2M.com.

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