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2010-10-11 13:40:30

New data reported at the 35th ESMO Congress A surgical technique appears to offer quick and effective relief for debilitating spinal fractures often suffered by patients with metastatic cancer, researchers reported at the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in Milan. Many patients with multiple myeloma, or those whose cancer has spread beyond the initial tumor site, suffer compression fractures in their spine. This is partly because the spine is one of the most...

2010-09-27 12:43:00

Common procedure known as vertebroplasty is rejected by scientific data and evidence ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a patient safety best practice and endorsement of evidence-based medicine, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors approved and released a clinical practice guideline, which found a strong recommendation against a popular procedure called vertebroplasty as a way to treat fractures in the spine. Clinical practice...

2010-08-26 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical device company, today announced the national commercial launch of the AVAmax® Vertebral Balloon, a minimally invasive device for use during kyphoplasty, a procedure for treating spinal compression fractures. The AVAmax Vertebral Balloon represents a competitive breakthrough and is expected to enhance the affordability of spinal fracture procedures. CareFusion's vertebral...

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,...

2010-06-28 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...

2010-05-17 10:05:00

Total recoveries from hospitals for billing fraud reach $20 million WASHINGTON, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A whistleblower lawsuit that sparked a government investigation into the Medicare billing practices of hospitals for a back procedure known as "kyphoplasty" has resulted in the government recovering to date a total of $20 million from 18 hospitals. This includes the settlements by nine hospitals in Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and South Carolina,...

2010-05-17 09:48:00

WASHINGTON, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nine hospitals located in Alabama, Indiana, Florida, Michigan, South Carolina, New York and Minnesota have agreed to pay the United States more than $9.4 million to settle allegations that the health care facilities submitted false claims to Medicare, the Justice Department announced today. The settlements resolve allegations that the hospitals overcharged Medicare between 2000 and 2008 when performing kyphoplasty, a minimally-invasive...

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...


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