She became the first person in Merseyside to have a medical procedure called kyphoplasty
, labelled "botox for the back" by ageing Hollywood stars.
The surgery, known as kyphoplasty
, treats compression fractures of the spine which can be cause by osteoporosis and other ailments.
(KP) was later developed and first introduced by Reileyin, in 1998, to treat painful osteoporotic VCF.
offered an additional benefit over vertebroplasty--the possibility that lost vertebral height could be partially restored and the hope that this would prevent or improve kyphosis, thereby preventing some of the long-term complications of vertebral fractures, such as diminished pulmonary function.
Framework agreements awarded under A* 4 EC VOL / A for the structure-preserving & destroying kyphoplasty
6) In the fourth quarter of last year, Blue Cross Blue Shield announced that kyphoplasty
and vertebroplasty no longer met its effectiveness criteria.
MILAN -- Balloon kyphoplasty
significantly relieved the pain of vertebral compression fractures in the first randomized clinical trial looking at the safety and efficacy of the technique specifically in patients with cancer.
Patients undergoing kyphoplasty
at Barts and the London Centre of Neurosciences are out of hospital within days (and in 90 per cent of cases on the same day).
, a minimally invasive technique, has recently been developed to provide immediate pain relief, biomechanical stabilization, prevention of fracture progression, vertebral height restoration, and prevention or reversal of kyphosis to patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCF).
A second study, "Comparative Analysis of Cement Extravasation in Radiofrequency Targeted Vertebral Augmentation, Balloon Kyphoplasty
and High Viscosity Cement Vertebroplasty," concluded that targeted cement augmentation using the RF-TVA technique may provide up to a 50 percent reduction in leakage when compared to conventional balloon kyphoplasty
as well as vertebroplasty, even when performed with high viscosity cement.
The Zavation ZVPlasty(TM) is designed for use in vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty
procedures for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures in the lumbar or thoracic regions brought on by primary or secondary osteoporosis, cancer or trauma.
Furthermore, the quality of the balloons introduced during the kyphoplasty
procedure is also being improved so as to reduce the leakage of the cement inserted inside them during the surgery.