For Vertebral Compression Fractures

Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure for stabilizing vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). It treats painful pathological fractures of the vertebral body due to osteoporosis, cancer, or benign lesion.

How It Works

The goal of vertebroplasty is to relieve pain and stabilize the fracture. A Kyphon V Premium Vertebroplasty procedure uses a small-gauge osteo introducer to percutaneously access the vertebral body and inject highly viscous bone cement into the trabeculae to stabilize the fracture.

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View a demonstration of the surgical technique used with the Kyphon Kurve™ bone filler device used to precisely target cement flow. Note: There is no audio.
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Prevalence of VCFs

Osteoporosis, a condition characterized by low bone mass and deterioration in the micro architecture of bone tissue, causes more than 700,000 spinal fractures each year in the U.S.1

Vertebral fractures are the most common osteoporotic fractures, yet approximately two-thirds are undiagnosed and untreated.2

  • Patients have as much as a 5-fold increased risk of another fracture within 1 year of initial fracture.2
  • Incidence of vertebral compression fracture increases progressively with age throughout later life.2

Risks of Vertebroplasty

There are risks associated with the procedure (e.g., cement extravasation), including serious complications, and though rare, some of which may be fatal. For complete information regarding indications for use, contraindications, warnings, precautions, adverse events and methods of use, please refer to the devices’ Instructions for Use included with the product or view indications, safety, and warnings.


IOF. Accessed July 25, 2016.


Brunton S, Carmichael B, Gold D et al. Vertebral compression fractures in primary care: recommendations from a consensus panel. J Fam Pract. 2005;54(9):781-788.