- Audit on Radiofrequency Denervation of the Lumbar Zygapophysial Joints
The British Pain Society Pathway Group recommends lumbar joint radiofrequency denervation for selected group of patients. Different trials and retrospective evaluations show strong evidence for short term relief and moderate evidence for long-term relief from facet joint pain. Read More….
- Percutaneous Discectomy for Lumbar Radicular Pain: A Retrospective Analysis
Percutaneous discectomy is a minimally invasive procedure to reduce lumbar radicular pain in patients with contained disc herniation unresponsive to optimal medical management. It involves removal of disc material through specialised instrument under fluoroscopic guidance. Read More….
- 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. Read More….
- 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. Read More….
- Stryker Multigen – Intradiscal Lesions
A new minimally invasive spinal procedure that treats herniated discs directly at the site, giving patients another chance to do the things that make them smile. Read More….
Kyphoplasty / Vertebroplasty
- Balloon Kyphoplasty for Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCF): A Retrospective Analysis
Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure to reduce pain, restore anatomy, stabilise fractured vertebrae and prevent further deformity of the spine. This is a retrospective analysis of a series of cases, recording the safety and efficacy of patients undergoing Balloon Kyphoplasty. Read More….
- 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. Read More….
- 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. Read More….
Treatment for Vertebral Compression Fracture
- SpineJack – Collection of abstracts
Vertebral anatomical restoration before fixation as a new method to treat vertebral compression fractures. Read More….
- Endplate anatomical restoration may reduce adjacent fracture occurrence when using a new cranio-caudal expandable implant for Vertebral Compression Fracture treatment. (Word Doc)
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. Read More….