VEXIM (FR0011072602 - ALVXM), a medical device company specializing in the minimally-invasive treatment of vertebral fractures, has announces that the results of a comparative biomechanical study carried out by Marburg University's Traumatology department (Germany) were published in the August issue of the CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS international journal.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the anatomic restoration of 36 fractured vertebral bodies with osteoporosis and the maintaining of the gained height after recompression by comparing the SpineJack® and balloon kyphoplasty techniques.
The results obtained demonstrate a significant advantage in favor of the SpineJack® regarding the restoration of vertebral height that is carried out to reestablish the spinal column's balance. "The vertebral height restoration was over 93% for the groups treated with SpineJack® even after recompression", said Dr. Antonio Krüger, Orthopedic Trauma surgeon in trauma and reconstructive surgery at the Philipp's University (Marburg) and the study's main investigator.
Vincent Gardès, CEO of VEXIM, concludes: "I would first and foremost like to congratulate Dr. Antonio Krüger's team for the publication of their study in this highly-recognized journal for clinicians and scientists. These results clearly show the advantages of the SpineJack®, and further increase our confidence in the pursuance of our clinical program."
The abstract of the article entitled "Height restoration and maintenance after treating unstable osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures by cement augmentation is dependent on the cement volume used" is available on line: http://www.clinbiomech.com/article/S0268-0033(13)00142-3/abstract.
Every year, 1.4 million new cases of osteoporotic vertebral fractures are diagnosed in Europe and 700,000 in the United States.
SpineJack®, a revolutionary implant for treating Vertebral Compression Fractures
The revolutionary aspect of the SpineJack® lies in its ability to restore a fractured vertebra to its original shape, restore the spinal column's optimal anatomy and thus remove pain and enable the patient to recover their functional capabilities. Thanks to a specialized range of instruments, inserting the implants into the vertebra is carried out by mini-invasive surgery, guided by X-ray, in approximately 30 minutes, enabling the patient to be discharged shortly after surgery. The SpineJack® range consists of 3 titanium implants with 3 different diameters, thus covering 95% of vertebral compression fractures and all patient morphologies.
SpineJack® technology benefits from the support of international scientific experts in the field of spine surgery and worldwide patent protection through to 2029.