FDA approval for K2M 3D printed spinal implant

Published on June 27, 2017 by Alexandrea P.

Following a line of 3D printing innovations in medicine this year, such as 3D printed ovaries and skin, the latest medical innovation in 3D printing comes out of the K2M headquarters in Leesburg, Virginia with their announcement of their FDA approval for their 3D printed Mojave Spinal support implant.

The Mojave PL 3D was designed to give independent control of both the anterior and posterior parts of the lumbar spine. Using their Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology, they were able to create a new product with structures that make this implant the only one of it’s kind. Through 3D printing, their implant has infinite adjustments in terms of its expansion range and can be locked at any desired height.



To print the Mojave, K2M used a titanium powder and selective laser sintering to create the “complex internal geometries and rough surface architecture” that is associated with bone growth. Thanks to their Lamellar technology, they were able to produce a porous structure that has a rough surface to allow for “bony integration through the end plates.”

“We are proud to be the global leader in 3D printing of spinal applications. We have developed internal 3D expertise that is allowing us to accelerate the rate of spinal innovation,” explained K2M President and CEO Eric Major. “As the first-ever, FDA-cleared, 3D-printed expandable interbody technology, MOJAVE PL 3D exemplifies our leadership in this space and provides surgeons the ability to expand the implant in-situ.”


The MOJAVE PL 3D printed spinal lumbar photo// K2M

For more information, you can find their press release here.

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