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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...

2010-10-06 07:00:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Osseon® Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that the company has entered into an agreement with DePuy Spine, Inc. for the distribution of its Osseoflex® steerable spine augmentation needle throughout the U.S. Osseon's technology provides a minimally invasive treatment for vertebral compression fractures (VCFs that may result from osteoporosis and benign or malignant lesions.). Osseoflex is a steerable,...

2010-09-29 14:36:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Osseon(TM) Therapeutics, Inc., an innovative biomedical device company that provides minimally invasive treatments for degenerative bone disease and osteo-traumatic injuries, announced today that it has reached a significant milestone in vertebral compression fracture (VCF) treatments using its Osseoplasty System. Dr. Michael Lyster, Chief Medical Officer of Osseon, commented, "Since receiving FDA clearance in January 2009 and CE Mark approval...

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...

2010-08-03 12:54:30

International study of more than 60,000 women highlights additional risk associated with fractures Researchers seeking to understand the impact of osteoporosis and fractures on various aspects of health have found that women who had previous fractures experienced a significant reduction in health-related quality of life similar to or worse than that experienced by patients with diabetes, arthritis, lung disease and other chronic illnesses. This latest study from the Global Longitudinal Study...

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...

2010-05-06 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...


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