Medtronic launches cannula for balloon kyphoplasty

Alan Condon -   Print  |

Medtronic on May 19 launched the Kyphon Assist Directional Cannula for balloon kyphoplasty procedures.

Three things to know:

1. Medtronic's balloon kyphoplasty products are intended to treat vertebral compression fractures due to osteoporosis, cancer or benign lesions.

2. Kyphon Assist is designed to offer physicians more directional control during balloon kyphoplasty.

3. The device can be inflated away from the lateral wall and provides additional height restoration in a vertebral body, compared to a traditional balloon kyphoplasty cannula.

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