Latest Compression fracture Stories

2011-08-01 16:11:44

Vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty are alternatives to conservative treatment of vertebral fractures; review calls for more research and systematic approach to osteoporosis management A working group of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has issued a literature review of prospective controlled studies comparing the efficacy and safety of two minimally invasive techniques for vertebral augmentation after spine fracture: vertebroplasty (VP) and balloon kyphoplasty (BKP). The...

2011-07-19 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Benvenue Medical, Inc., a developer of minimally invasive solutions for spine repair, announced the addition of two key members of the senior management team with deep sales and marketing experience that will lead product commercialization efforts in the US and Europe. Paul Byerley was appointed Vice President of Sales after serving as Vice President of Sales, Orthobiologics at Baxter Healthcare, and Ben Murdock was appointed Senior...

2011-06-06 09:10:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. and TAMPA, Fla., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DFINE, Inc., the developer of minimally invasive radio frequency (RF) targeted therapies for the treatment of vertebral pathologies, announced today that H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute will initiate the first post-market prospective clinical trial (PCT) to evaluate the efficacy of radio frequency targeted vertebral augmentation(TM) (RF-TVA) using the breakthrough StabiliT® Vertebral...

2011-05-24 11:25:00

ATLANTA, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carol Donald is a vibrant, active 63-year-old woman who has been living with osteoporosis for over 10 years. With her bone density compromised, Carol suffered from a fracture in her spine when she was involved in a car accident earlier this year. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110524/NY07697 ) While conservative treatments were initially recommended, Carol found herself in excruciating pain every day for more than four weeks after...

2011-05-24 09:50:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DFINE, Inc., the developer of minimally invasive radio frequency (RF) targeted therapies for the treatment of vertebral pathologies, today announced two new product enhancements to its StabiliT® Vertebral Augmentation System - the most advanced treatment option for vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). Designed to improve the physician experience and provide greater flexibility and ease-of-use for the minimally invasive...

2011-05-11 07:37:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- One in 10 heart failure patients had compression fractures in the spine that could have been detected by a chest X-ray, but few are receiving treatment to help prevent such fractures. Among 623 heart failure patients, researchers found that 12 percent had moderate to severe vertebral compression fractures and 55 percent of those had multiple fractures. These fractures are a sign of osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become less dense and have a high risk of...

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