Percutaneous Lumbar Discectomy

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 … Read more

iVAS – Inflatable Vertebral Augmentation System – Procedure Overview

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 … Read more

Complete Solution for Vertebral Compression Fractures

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. Download … Read more

Vertebral Compression Fracture Treatment

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 … Read more

Percutaneous Discectomy under CT-control

Percutaneous Discectomy under CT-control 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. Download the PDF file to view more.