CareFusion has launched the 11-gauge vertebral balloon for interventional radiologists and spine surgeons to repair vertebral compression fractures that have been historically more difficult to treat due to their size and location in the spinal column, including smaller vertebra.
The 11-gauge vertebral balloon can be inserted through a cannula that is 17% smaller and a balloon shaft that is 25% smaller than any other vertebral balloon on the market.
The design miniaturization helps make the procedure less invasive for patients without compromising the clinical efficacy of the device since it still meets the pressure and volume requirements of legacy vertebral balloons.
For clinicians, the tungsten radiopaque tip enables excellent visibility under imaging, helping to ensure safe deployment of the balloon in the vertebral body.
CareFusion Medical Specialties, Medical Technologies & Services senior vice president and general manager Jim Leitl said with this new product, CareFusion now offers an even more comprehensive system that gives doctors the choice and flexibility to determine and treat spinal compression fractures at the time of patient care.