DePuy Synthes entered into an exclusive agreement with Ortho Development to co-promote the KASM® Knee Articulating Spacer Mold in the U.S. The initiative will commence within 2H18.
KASM is a sterile, disposable cement spacer mold used in the treatment of infection after primary knee replacement. Unlike a static spacer, articulating spacers allow patients to weight bear with assistance (crutches or a walker), and possibly maintain motion during recovery.
The product received FDA 510(k) clearance in 2014 and has been sold in Japan for several years. Its open mold design allows the surgeon to customize the fill of each component, and thus accommodate existing bony defects and other patient-specific conditions.
Source: DePuy Synthes