K2M commenced full launch of the next-generation YUKON™ OCT posterior fixation system, designed to support restoration of cervical sagittal balance in the occipito-cervico-thoracic regions.
YUKON OCT received FDA 510(k) clearance and was alpha-launched in late 3Q17. It's compatible with the PALO ALTO cervical static corpectomy cage acquired from Cardinal Spine in 4Q17.
Top-loading high angulation polyaxial screws provide up to 105º of polyaxial angulation, while screw heads accept 3.5 and 4.0mm rods in cobalt chrome and titanium, and accommodate construct rigidity based on degenerative or deformity corrections. Square thread set screws minimize the potential for cross-threading, and an updated occipital plate features lateral holes to enhance occiput fixation.
Instrumentation includes a pistol grip-style Rod Reducer for 20mm of reduction and Sequential Reducers that deliver 20mm of controlled reduction and correction.
Sources: K2M; ORTHOWORLD Inc.