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Medtronic introduces new devices to treat vertebral compression fractures

Medtronic has introduced Kyphon Xpander II Inflatable Bone Tamp (IBT) and the Kyphon Inflation syringe - the Kyphon Xpander II IBT system to treat vertebral compression fractures by using minimally invasive Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty.

Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive balloon kyphoplasty procedure which uses a needle and tube to create a small pathway into the fractured bone on both sides of the vertebral body.

The new balloon material used in Kyphon Xpander II IBT system offers control during inflation and greater lifting force than the Kyphon Xpander IBT.

The Xpander II IBT system is then combined with the Kyphon Inflation syringe, which provides ease of use to customers for use during a balloon kyphoplasty procedure.

Medtronic Spinal senior vice president and president Doug King said combined with the launches of the Kyphon Xpede Bone Cement and Kyphon Express Curette, they are delivering technology to treat patients suffering from vertebral compression fractures.