KAHTNU Surgical

Surgeon-centric. Globally-integrated.

About KAHTNU Surgical

KAHTNU was the native Athabascan’s name for the Kenai Peninsula’s lifeblood, the Kenai River. Borne of Chugach Mountain glaciers to the east, its emerald waters traverse 82 miles to the west, nurturing some of the world’s most beautiful and unspoiled habitat before emptying into Cook Inlet and eventually, supporting the rich and thriving diversity of the Gulf of Alaska.

Preservation and success of the world-famous Kenai salmon fishery – and the river’s vital sustenance of the greater Peninsula ecosystem – requires local commitment and global stewardship; the Peninsula’s wild and unforgiving environment has demanded resourcefulness and a spirit of shared challenge and shared reward of generations of its human inhabitants.

Against this background, KAHTNU Surgical has brought together the expertise and efficiency of global resources for the design and manufacture of high-quality/cost-efficient solutions to the clinical challenges facing spine and orthopedic surgeons, while at the same time, strongly supporting surgeons, local and global communities through the medical education, research and philanthropic stewardship of the Kenai Outreach Foundation.

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Our Mission

Surgeon-centric solutions that advance healthcare through high-value and innovative products, medical education, research, and philanthropy.

Our Vision

A globally-integrated company that delivers market-leading quality and value to improve patients’ lives, through an agile and responsive business model that supports and unites world-leading surgeons, engineers and manufacturing technology.

This is Alaska

KAHTNU Surgical is an American company founded on Alaska’s great Kenai Peninsula.

The Kenai Peninsula is a land where bountiful and endless summer days contrast with endless winter nights and bone-shattering cold. Alaska is a land of challenge and extremes, where survival is a function of both independence and interdependence, success of the individual intertwined with health of the tribe.

The ancient cultures flourished in this unforgiving land through ingenuity, mutual sacrifice and shared success. Settlers were innovative and resourceful or did not survive. Alaska’s pioneer physicians paddled and mushed to remote villages, embodying the Alaskan virtues of invention, resourcefulness, and community.

Through our strong support of the Kenai Outreach Foundation, KAHTNU Surgical manifests the Alaskan ethos through commitment to healthy neighbors and communities…whether a sled-dog journey or ocean afar.

TALKEETNA® 5.5 Lumbar Pedicle Screw System

The TALKEETNA 5.5 Lumbar Pedicle Screw System is intended to help provide immobilization and stabilization of spinal segments as an adjunct to fusion of the thoracic, lumbar, and/or sacral spine. The TALKEETNA System is a posterior lumbar pedicle screw system composed of medicalgrade titanium Ti-Alloy (Ti-6A-l4V ELI) components.

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KASILOF® Anterior Cervical Plate System

KASILOF Cervical Plate System is intended for anterior screw fixation to the cervical spine. It is to be used in skeletally mature patients as an adjunct to fusion from levels C2 through T1 of the cervical spine. The system is indicated for use in the stabilization of the anterior cervical spine during the development of cervical spinal fusion in patients.

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CHENA-C® Cervical PEEK Spacer

The CHENA-C PEEK SPACER is a hollow, ring-shaped PEEK cage with three Tantalum marker pins. The CHENA-C Cervical Peek Spacer System is intended for use in skeletally mature patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD) with/without radicular symptoms at one level from C2-T1.

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Surgeon-centric Solutions

Clinical Research. Medical Education. Philanthropy.

A portion of KAHTNU Surgical’s revenues are dedicated to the Kenai Outreach Foundation, an independent 501c3 not-for-profit Private Operating Foundation that embraces a three-pronged strategy for meeting surgeons’ practice and professional interests: Clinical Research, Medical Education and Philanthropy.

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We Are Globally Integrated

KAHTNU Surgical is an American company comprised of an international team of physicians and surgeons, engineers and manufacturers with decades of experience in the orthopedic and spine hardware markets. We are committed to the application of existing and new technologies toward innovative product solutions that improve patient outcomes. We integrate high quality implants and instruments with world-leading manufacturing efficiencies into a surgeon-centric business model that delivers tangible solutions and unmatched value to surgeons, their patients and payers.

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