DFine has launched a next generation access system for the RF Kyphoplasty procedure using the StabiliT vertebral augmentation system.
DFine, a developer of minimally invasive solutions for treating vertebral compression fractures, has announced that it has launched a next generation access system for the RF Kyphoplasty procedure using the StabiliT vertebral augmentation system. “This is one of several key line extension products DFine intends to launch this year that will address unmet market segments and complete the RF Kyphoplasty product offering designed to treat vertebral compression fractures,” said Kevin Mosher, CEO of DFine. “The new access system allows physicians the ability to treat a broader patient group and includes several advancements that aid in the function and placement of the devices.”
The new access system has been in limited release through the beginning of 2010 and has received positive feedback from physician customers. Steven Smith, an interventional radiologist in Chicago, USA who has utilised the new access system on several occasions, commented, “This modified delivery system allows more accurate minimally invasive delivery of cement, and this means decreased trauma to the patient and potentially a more comfortable procedure.” Ramsey Abadir in Middletown, USA, a physician also involved with the limited release of the product, said, “I see great advantages in utilising the advance access system. The improved sharpness facilitates a highly accurate trajectory through the bone and the longer length improves access to all parts of the vertebral body. It is yet another reason why I choose to routinely perform RF Kyphoplasty.”