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2014-02-19 08:32:42

WASHINGTON and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The George Washington University Hospital and Benvenue Medical, Inc., announced that it is the first in the U.S. to treat vertebral compressions fracture (VCF) patients with the Kiva VCF Treatment System following its clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January. The minimally invasive Kiva System, which demonstrated important patient benefits in a large, international, FDA-approved clinical trial, is...

2014-02-07 08:23:59

ALBANY, New York, February 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Minimally Invasive Vertebral Compression Fracture Repair Market (Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty Devices) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019", the global minimally invasive vertebral compression fracture repair market was valued at USD 1.58 billion in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.7%from 2013...

2014-01-28 08:29:38

First New Vertebral Augmentation Treatment Approach in Over a Decade SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kiva(®) VCF Treatment System by Benvenue Medical, Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the reduction and treatment of spinal fractures. The Kiva System is a novel implant-based solution for vertebral augmentation and a departure from balloon kyphoplasty (BKP), making it the first new approach to the treatment of...

2013-12-12 12:16:55

Serious impact on health-care costs, early deaths, disability and need for elderly care A new report issued today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) shows that broken bones due to osteoporosis pose a major and growing health problem in the Asia-Pacific. With its rapidly ageing population, Hong Kong will be among the areas most affected in the near future. Hip fractures in particular will have a major and costly socio-economic impact. Currently, 52 million USD is spent...

2013-10-17 17:02:35

A study of 69,000 Medicare patient records led by Johns Hopkins researchers shows that people with spine compression fractures who undergo operations to strengthen back bones with cement survive longer and have shorter overall hospital stays than those who stick with bed rest, pain control and physical therapy. Although so-called interventional augmentation procedures were initially more expensive than conservative medical management of the fractures, the researchers say the former were...

2013-10-15 13:00:50

New report highlights that high-risk individuals in the European Union are not being diagnosed and treated for osteoporosis; the cost of fragility fractures is in excess of €37 billion each year and will increase by 25 percent in 2025 A new report published today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) warns that as a result of aging populations and osteoporosis not being treated as a priority, health care providers will be faced with an avalanche of fractures and rising...


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