Following this acquisition, Stryker said it can provide its customers a comprehensive product portfolio containing some of the least minimally invasive vertebral compression fracture
treatment options available today and expand its presence in key markets with products that complement and enhance Stryker`s current offerings.
And for patients with a suspected osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture
, the ACR appropriateness criteria give the nod to MRI without contrast.
The study authors note that "routine chest x-rays may represent an important case-finding tool for vertebral compression fractures
, particularly in heart failure patients with atrial fibrillation.
The VERTOS trial (8) randomized 34 people with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures
(of 6 weeks' to 6 months' duration and refractory to medical therapy) to either VP or conservative treatment.
In general, if there is pain provocation at the level of the patient's vertebral compression fracture
, then that patient is a likely candidate for vertebral augmentation.
Vertebral compression fractures
are most commonly classified according to their morphologic appearance.
Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures
(VCFs) constitute a significant cause of morbidity in the elderly, severely affecting quality of life.
Orthovita recently announced that patient enrollment has started in US clinical studies to assess the use of CORTOSS in vertebral compression fractures
The Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee, in its review of the 2005 CMS report, suggested that percutaneous vertebroplasty produces a clinically important net health benefit for patients with vertebral compression fracture
compared to conservative care for both acute and chronic fractures.
An analysis of the minimally invasive vertebral compression fracture
(VCF) treatment market revealed that the US market is expected continue to expand in the next five years, growing from $365 million in 2006 to more than $650 million by 2011, according to Canadian firm Millennium Research Group (MRG).
Its initial focus is the treatment of a vertebral compression fracture
com/research/66fnpx/global_minimally_i) has announced the addition of the "Global Minimally Invasive Vertebral Compression Fracture
Devices Market 2011-2015" report to their offering.