Medtronic has launched new Kyphon Express Curette for scraping or scoring bone in the spine, during treatment of vertebral compression fractures (VCF) with minimally invasive Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty.

The Kyphon Express Curette, compatible with Kyphon Express access tools in the Size 2 offering, is designed to maximise control when scraping or scoring bone in the spine and the product is available in T-tip with a torque resetting device, which allows easy resetting of the device when the tip encounters excess torsion.

Medtronic Kyphon Products Division vice president and general manager Alex DiNello said that as the leader and inventor of Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty, Medtronic is committed to the continued advancement of this important and specialized treatment to ensure the best outcomes for patients who suffer from debilitating spinal fractures.

“Since we introduced balloon kyphoplasty in 2000, an estimated 800,000 fractures have been treated worldwide with Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty by approximately 14,500 trained spine specialists,” DiNello said.