In the United States, at least 300,000 people underwent such operations from 2005 to 2010, 27 percent involving vertebroplasty and the rest balloon kyphoplasty
to treat calcaneal fractures was one of the few described methods in the literature (Table 1).
Hodges, "Comparison of vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty
for treatment of vertebral compression fractures: a meta-analysis of the literature," The Spine Journal, vol.
* Balloon Kyphoplasty
incorporates technology developed by Gary K.
A randomized trial comparing balloon kyphoplasty
and vertebroplasty for vertebral compression fractures due to osteoporosis.
Benvenue said that the study, "Economic Analysis of Kiva VCF Treatment System Compared to Balloon Kyphoplasty
Using Randomized Kiva Safety and Effectiveness Trial Data," analyzed clinical data from KAST (which was conducted under an IDE granted by the FDA), augmented with unit-cost data from the published literature.
Chen, "Balloon kyphoplasty
versus percutaneous vertebroplasty in treating osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture: grading the evidence through a systematic review and meta-analysis," European Spine Journal, vol.
Treating vertebral fractures by balloon kyphoplasty
is cost effective and prevents people from lingering in pain.
First randomised trial comparing balloon kyphoplasty
(BKP) to non-surgical management among cancer patients with vertebral compression fractures 
MILAN -- Balloon kyphoplasty
significantly relieved the pain of vertebral compression fractures in the first randomized clinical trial looking at the safety and efficacy of the technique specifically in patients with cancer.
The procedure, which is called balloon kyphoplasty
, restores the vertebrae to its original form.
Disc-O-Tech's product portfolio for the treatment of VCFs includes the Confidence Cement System which complements Kyphon's existing KyphX(R) family of products for performing balloon kyphoplasty
. The Confidence System incorporates a delivery mechanism that is designed to provide controlled injection of putty-like cement, reduce clinician radiation exposure and streamline cement preparation.