The Xpede Bone Cement further expands Medtronic’s portfolio of bone cements for treatment of patients with vertebral compression fractures caused by osteoporosis or cancer.

Medtronic said the Kyphon Xpede Bone Cement reaches the doughy state more than twice as fast compared with Kyphon HV-R Bone Cement and Kyphon ActivOs 10 Bone Cement.

The bone cement helps streamline the Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty procedure, while providing sufficient time for careful surgical introduction and controlled delivery.

Kyphon Products Division general manager and vice president Alex DiNello said Xpede Bone Cement not only is quick to dough, but also provides all of the handling characteristics that physicians have grown to expect from the Kyphon Products Division, which pioneered balloon kyphoplasty.