Hyprevention has announced the first clinical cases performed in the USA with its V-Strut vertebral implant product to treat vertebral fractures. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared V-Strut vertebral implant is indicated for use in the treatment of vertebral fractures due to osteoporosis or bone metastasis.
Two elderly patients presenting with osteoporosis and severe pain were selected by Douglas Beall, chief of radiology services at Clinical Radiology of Oklahoma (Edmond, USA), to receive the V-Strut vertebral implant treatment.
“The unique pedicle anchorage, with the V-Strut design, shares the load between the vertebral body and the pedicles. The surgical technique is easy and comprehensive and works like a charm.
“The implant provides good control of the bone cement injection and both treatments were completed in approximately 25minutes. The two patients tolerated the surgery well and the clinical results were outstanding,” said Beal.
The V-Strut device, which is indicated for use in the treatment of vertebral fractures in the thoracic and lumbar spine, is now available in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Florida.