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2010-03-15 06:45:00

SAN DIEGO, March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, today announced the launch of the AVAmax® Vertebral Balloon, a minimally invasive device for use during kyphoplasty, a procedure for treating spinal compression fractures. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/carefusion/42713/ (Photo:...

2010-03-10 08:47:32

Results of new studies will help surgeons and patients together determine Approximately 21 million visits were made to physicians' offices due to back problems in 2006. While countless adults experience back pain and stiffness, many suffer from serious spine and back conditions "“including injury, herniated discs and the deterioration of the vertebrae. Three new studies presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) detail advances in back...

2010-03-01 08:00:00

KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Interventional Spine today announced the U.S. launch of VertaPlex(®) HV. VertaPlex HV is a high viscosity bone cement for use in treating vertebral compression fractures. Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) are a serious and growing problem for older Americans. An estimated 700,000 occur each year [1,2], often resulting in prolonged pain and disability [1,3,4]. Vertebroplasty and vertebral augmentation (also known as...

2010-02-16 14:32:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Osseon Therapeutics Inc. today announced it has completed its first Osseoplasty(TM) procedures in Europe. The procedures were performed in Milan, Italy. Teaming with its European distributor MBA Incorporado, SL, the largest independent medical device distributor in Europe, Osseoplasty cases are also scheduled to begin in the next weeks in the United Kingdom, Germany and Spain. Osseon's product line features the Osseoflex(TM) (steerable and...

2010-01-19 19:12:07

Society supports additional scientific studies, fights negative backlash from 2 controversial studies that compared vertebroplasty to placebo that possibly places patients with osteoporosis in jeopardy of losing beneficial treatment Given the current controversy over vertebroplasty"”a minimally invasive treatment performed by interventional radiologists in individuals with painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures that fail to respond to conventional medical...

2010-01-19 11:40:00

Society Supports Additional Scientific Studies, Fights Negative Backlash From Two Controversial Studies That Compared Vertebroplasty to Placebo That Possibly Places Patients With Osteoporosis in Jeopardy of Losing Beneficial Treatment FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Given the current controversy over vertebroplasty -- a minimally invasive treatment performed by interventional radiologists in individuals with painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures that fail...

2009-12-09 08:58:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, finds that vertebroplasty and vertebral augmentation (which includes kyphoplasty) procedures have dropped 10% following the August 2009 publication of two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The studies compared outcomes for osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (VCF) patients treated with either vertebroplasty or a sham procedure,...

2009-10-01 14:44:57

A study published in the October 2009 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery suggests a disconnect between the way wrist-fracture patients and those with a spine or hip fracture are managed and evaluated. The study, conducted in 2007 among 97 percent of the women in Korea, reviewed the incidence of fractures around the hip, spine, and wrist in female patients age 50 and older and the prescription frequencies of bone density scans for osteoporosis, along with the use of medications for...

2009-09-22 09:00:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Osseon Therapeutics, Inc., a Santa Rosa, California, manufacturer of spinal medical devices for the minimally invasive treatment of spinal compression fractures, today announced it has signed a five-year agreement with MBA Incorporado, SL to distribute Osseon's suite of products in the European and South American markets. MBA is a leading medical device marketing and distribution organization and specializes in the sale of products used for...

2009-08-27 10:10:00

BOSTON, Massachusetts and CHEADLE, England, August 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardea Technology, Inc. and Optasia Medical Ltd., announce plans to collaborate and configure their software tools for Vertebral Fracture Assessment, a method for evaluating vertebral fractures from images on bone densitometers, to exchange information and create reports for the management of osteoporosis. Optasia Medical Ltd. has developed SpineAnalyzer(TM), a product that aids in the identification of vertebral...


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