K2M’s 510(k) cleared 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, Cascadia implants are grown through the selective application of a high-energy laser beam, incorporating complex internal geometries and rough surface architecture that pre-clinical data have associated with bone growth.

Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology incorporates a porous structure and rough surfaces to allow the potential for bony integration throughout the implant. K2M’s Cascadia interbody implants are 70% porous with an increased bone graft volume and similar stiffness to K2M PEEK designs.

The Cascadia Lateral Interbody System is part of the K2M’s minimally invasive surgery (MIS) portfolio, designed to promote less invasive access to the spine. The system functions as an invertebral body fusion device to provide support and stabilization of the lumbar segments of the spine. Its reverse-hourglass design promotes increased endplate contact – compared to an Aleutian PEEK implant – without sacrificing internal bone graft volume. The system includes a range of implant sizes and heights designed to accommodate vertebral anatomy, and work in conjunction with the Ravine Lateral Access System for the far lateral transpsoas approach. www.k2m.com