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Spinal Elements® to Feature the Karma® Fixation System at Upcoming 36th Meeting of the North American Spine Society

September 22, 2021

CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spinal Elements, a spine technology company, today announced that the Karma Fixation System will be featured at the upcoming 36th Meeting of the North American Spine Society at the Boston Convention and Exhibit Center on September 29th through October 1st, 2021.

The Karma system consists of a high-performance polymer fixation device used to stabilize the lumbar spine as an adjunct to fusion procedures. It is designed to engage some of the strongest bony elements of the posterior lumbar spine. Given its polymer construction, the device is radiolucent with the exception of a blended contrast medium that provides for a ghosted image to be seen radiographically. Otherwise, the device does not interfere with postoperative imaging.

The Karma device may be surgically implanted through minimally invasive surgical techniques, and its extremely low device profile compares favorably to other larger metal posterior fixation devices. The system is part of Spinal Elements’ MIS Ultra™ suite of products that are intended to address the unintended consequences of spine surgery.

Jason Blain, CEO of Spinal Elements, stated, “We are excited to share this technology that we believe surgeons and patients alike will be interested to see as an alternative to metal posterior spinal fixation. As more procedures are done in surgery centers and on an outpatient basis, we think Karma’s unique characteristics and minimal instrumentation required for surgical implantation will make it an attractive solution.”

Mark Liker, M.D., FAANS, FACS, Neurosurgeon and Founder of California Neurosurgical Institute in Valencia, CA added, “I have found the Karma fixation device to be a very useful surgical option in my practice. The Karma implant has an ideal low-profile design that ensures fixation into the best quality bone.”

The Karma fixation system has been organically developed by the Spinal Elements team guided by input from multiple spine surgeons. Clinical application of Karma has been ongoing.

About Spinal Elements

Spinal Elements is a Carlsbad, California based medical device company focused on the design, development, and commercialization of a comprehensive portfolio of systems, products, and technologies for spine surgery procedures. A leading designer, developer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative medical devices used in spinal surgical procedures, Spinal Elements combines leading medical device technologies, biologics, and instrumentation to create positive surgical outcomes that exceed surgeon and patient expectations. Spinal Elements has built a reputation delivering innovative and differentiated technologies that enable fundamental shifts in solutions for spine surgery. The company markets a complete portfolio of advanced spinal implant technologies.

For more information, please visit www.spinalelements.com.

Contacts

For interviews or more information, contact:
Laura Charlton (formerly Johnson) for Spinal Elements
laurajohnsonpr@yahoo.com (760) 450-7749 cell

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Chris J. Stewart

Chris currently serves as President and CEO of Surgio Health. Chris has close to 20 years of healthcare management experience, with an infinity to improve healthcare delivery through the development and implementation of innovative solutions that result in improved efficiencies, reduction of unnecessary financial & clinical variation, and help achieve better patient outcomes. Previously, Chris was assistant vice president and business unit leader for HPG/HCA. He has presented at numerous healthcare forums on topics that include disruptive innovation, physician engagement, shifting reimbursement models, cost per clinical episode and the future of supply chain delivery.

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