Balloon kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used in the USA since 1999 for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral...
Medtronic Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty
The Medtronic Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty system is used to repair vertebral compression fractures by reducing and stabilizing the fractures. Key features are that it provides 700 psi max rated inflation pressure, which is higher than previous 400 psi rated balloons.
In addition, with the cement resistance technique, delivery of the cement can occur through one cannula while the contralateral balloon remains inflated to maintain fracture reduction. Likewise, the Kyphon Cement Delivery System (CDS) delivers cement from up to 48 inches away from the radiation source during the kyphoplasty procedure conferring greater radiation protection to the surgeon. The complication rate with Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty has been demonstrated to be low (< 1% procedure- and cement-related).