Percutaneous Lumbar Discectomy: One-Year Follow-Up in an Initial Cohort of Fifty Consecutive Patients with Chronic Radicular Pain
Discogenic leg pain is a primary cause of health care expenditure in the U.S.A., afflicting nearly 10 million people at an estimated cost of over $20 billion.(1,2) This pain is often due to herniation of the intervertebral disc (3-5) and clinically characterized as compressive or noncompressive.
iVAS – Inflatable Vertebral Augmentation System – Procedure Overview
During vertebral augmentation utilizing the iVAS System, a balloon catheter is used to create a void in the collapsed vertebra, helping to allow for controlled and contained cement delivery. The hardened cement creates an internal cast that is thought to stabilize the fracture, thereby alleviating pain in approximately 90 percent of patients.
Complete Solution for Vertebral Compression Fractures
As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of bone cement, Stryker has implanted more than 23 million doses over the last three and a half decades. This success is grounded in SimplexTM P bone cement, the first surgical bone cement approved by the FDA for total hip replacement.
Endplate anatomical restoration may reduce adjacent fracture occurrence when using a new cranio-caudal expandable implant for Vertebral Compression Fracture treatment.
Literature about subsequent adjacent vertebral fractures occurring after VCF treatment has shown that there are fewer subsequent fractures when using balloon kyphoplasty than with non-surgical care. In the same time, a recent biomechanical study has demonstrated the role of the endplate deformity on the disc pressure profile load sharing and then on the adjacent fracture occurrence.
During the last years, the introduction of new minimally invasive therapies for the treatment of radicular pain associated with contained disc herniation has changed the field of interventional pain management. In a prospective, non-randomized case study we treated patients using the Dekompressor® system.