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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:...

2010-03-02 10:15:00

Latest Advances in Minimally Invasive Medicine Featured March 13-18 in Tampa, Fla. FAIRFAX, Va., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) will present the latest research on treatments for individuals with liver, breast, soft tissue, colon, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancers; painful spinal fractures; peripheral arterial disease (PAD); uterine fibroids; and more at its 35th Annual Scientific Meeting March 13-18 at the Tampa Convention Center....

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...

2010-02-16 14:32:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Osseon Therapeutics Inc. today announced it has completed its first Osseoplasty(TM) procedures in Europe. The procedures were performed in Milan, Italy. Teaming with its European distributor MBA Incorporado, SL, the largest independent medical device distributor in Europe, Osseoplasty cases are also scheduled to begin in the next weeks in the United Kingdom, Germany and Spain. Osseon's product line features the Osseoflex(TM) (steerable and...

2010-01-19 19:12:07

Society supports additional scientific studies, fights negative backlash from 2 controversial studies that compared vertebroplasty to placebo that possibly places patients with osteoporosis in jeopardy of losing beneficial treatment Given the current controversy over vertebroplasty"”a minimally invasive treatment performed by interventional radiologists in individuals with painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures that fail to respond to conventional medical...

2010-01-19 11:40:00

Society Supports Additional Scientific Studies, Fights Negative Backlash From Two Controversial Studies That Compared Vertebroplasty to Placebo That Possibly Places Patients With Osteoporosis in Jeopardy of Losing Beneficial Treatment FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Given the current controversy over vertebroplasty -- a minimally invasive treatment performed by interventional radiologists in individuals with painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures that fail...

2009-12-09 08:58:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, finds that vertebroplasty and vertebral augmentation (which includes kyphoplasty) procedures have dropped 10% following the August 2009 publication of two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The studies compared outcomes for osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (VCF) patients treated with either vertebroplasty or a sham procedure,...


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