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2010-07-22 08:34:00

WALTHAM, Mass., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, Medtronic Spinal & Biologics, which has dominated the US vertebral compression fracture treatment market for over 10 years, now faces its stiffest competition as new entrants and new products enter the US market. In a survey of 200 US physicians, MRG found that Medtronic Spinal & Biologics, Orthovita, and Cook Medical, on average,...

2010-07-14 15:34:12

A comprehensive Argentinean epidemiological study reveals the staggering costs of osteoporosis in the country. The key findings of the article published in April 2010 in the scientific journal "Archives of Osteoporosis", include:"¢ In Argentina, bone mineral density studies reveal that one out of three women aged 50 or over suffers from osteoporosis."¢ The prevalence of vertebral fractures in Argentinean women aged 50 or older is 16%."¢ Over 34.000 hip fractures occur every...

2010-07-14 07:00:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Osseon Therapeutics, Inc., a biomedical device company based in Santa Rosa, California, today received a notice of allowance for its spinal vertebral compression fracture (VCF) technology. The company which was started in 2006 has thirteen additional patent applications pending in the United States and throughout the world for related spinal therapies and devices. The lead inventor for this inaugural patent is Dr. Y. King Liu, one of three...

2010-06-28 09:40:00

WALTHAM, Mass., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, has learned that Medtronic is launching KYPHON ActivOs 10 Bone Cement, a new type of bone cement in the U.S. for patients who suffer from vertebral fractures. There are two types of vertebral compression fracture treatments: vertebroplasty and vertebral augmentation, the latter of which includes kyphoplasty. Both procedures require the placement of bone...

2010-05-06 07:07:00

WALTHAM, Mass., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the US vertebral compression fracture treatment market generated only $75 million in Q1 2010, showing continued fallout from two articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine last August that questioned the efficacy of vertebroplasty. The studies showed similar improvements in pain for patients receiving vertebroplasty or a sham...

2010-04-29 13:06:00

LIVERPOOL, England, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- At this week's BritSpine 2010 conference, Osseon Therapeutics is demonstrating to European surgeons and interventional radiologists how they can "think outside the balloon" when it comes to treating vertebral compression fractures brought on by osteoporosis, benign or malignant lesions and trauma. The company's groundbreaking Osseoplasty 1.0 percutaneous vertebral augmentation system provides a safe, fast alternative for vertebral augmentation...

2010-04-13 09:36:00

KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker's Interventional Spine business unit today announced the release of its iVAS inflatable vertebral augmentation system, a minimally invasive device cleared for use in treating vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). Vertebral compression fractures are a serious and growing problem for older Americans. An estimated 700,000 VCFs occur each year, equating to a staggering 40 VCFs every 30 minutes. They are the most common type of osteoporotic...

2010-03-15 13:09:52

Reduced pain and improved mobility gained when part of treatment plan for vertebral compression fractures in those with multiple myeloma, says largest study to date TAMPA, Fla. -- Treating non-osteoporotic compression fractures in patients with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, shows that the use of vertebroplasty"”a minimally invasive treatment performed by interventional radiologists using imaging guidance that stabilizes collapsed vertebrae with the injection of medical-grade bone...

2010-03-15 13:07:22

For best results, patient selection, correct indications, optimal medical treatment needed, according to a study of nearly 1,500 patients over seven years TAMPA, Fla. -- Patient selection is key for vertebroplasty"”a minimally invasive treatment performed by interventional radiologists in individuals with painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures that fail to respond to conventional medical therapy"”to be effective and successful, according to a study of more than 1,500...

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:...


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