Independent Study Compares Kiva, Balloon Kyphoplasty

Written by  Carrie Pallardy | Tuesday, 19 February 2013 22:26
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An independent study of 168 patients suffering from vertebral compression fractures was conducted to compare the efficacy of the KIVA VCF Treatment System by Benvenue Medical and balloon kyphoplasty, according to the article published in Spine.
The randomized study revealed significant clinical advantages of Kiva over balloon kyphoplasty. Kiva considerably restored vertebral body wedge deformity and showed noticeably lower rates of extravasation and cement volume than balloon kyphoplasty.

The Kiva VCF Treatment System, a flexible implant made of a biocompatible polymer, offers an alternative method for the treatment of VCFs.

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