French device company reports 1st US clinical cases of vertebral fracture implant

Alan Condon -   Print  |

French orthopedic device company Hyprevention on Oct. 12 announced the completion of the first U.S. clinical cases of its V-Strut Vertebral Implant to treat vertebral fractures.

Four things to know:

1. Douglas Beall, MD, chief of radiology services at Clinical Radiology of Oklahoma in Edmond, selected two elderly patients with osteoporosis and severe pain to receive the implant.

2. V-Strut is indicated for the treatment of vertebral fractures due to osteoporosis or bone metastasis in the thoracic and lumbar spine. 

3. The implant is designed to share the load between the vertebral body and the pedicles. 

4. Hyprevention has begun the commercialization process for the implant in the U.S.

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