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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:...

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...


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