References

Understanding Spine Fractures

  1. Silverman SL. The Clinical Consequences of Vertebral Compression Fracture, Bone. 1992;13 Suppl 2:S27-31.
  2. Gold D. The Clinical Impact of Vertebral Fractures. Bone. 1996;18:1855-1895.
  3. Schlaich C. Reduced Pulmonary Function in Patients with Spinal Osteoporotic Fractures. Osteoporosis Int 1998;8:261-267.
  4. Kado D, Browner W, et al. Vertebral Fractures and Mortality. Arch Inter Med. 1999;159:1215-1220.


What is a Vertebral Compression Fracture?

  1. Old JL, Calvert M. Vertebral Compression Fractures in the Elderly. Am Fam Physician. 2004 Jan 1;69(1):111-116
  2. National Osteoporosis Foundation. Clinician’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis. 2008.
  3. Medtronic, Inc. updated estimate from 700,000 spinal fractures estimated in 1985-89 study: Riggs BL, Melton LJ 3rd. The worldwide problem of osteoporosis: insights afforded by epidemiology. Bone. 1995;17 Suppl 5:S505-511 for demographics and incidence rate per Burge R, Dawson-Hughes B, Solomon DH, Wong JB, King A, Tosteson A. Incidence and economic burden of osteoporosis-related fractures in the United States, 2005-2025. J Bone Miner Res. 2007; 22:465-475.
  4. Edidin AA, Ong KL, Lau E, and Kurtz SM. Mortality risk for operated and non-operated vertebral fracture patients in the Medicare population. J Bone Miner Res. 2011 Jul;26(7):1617-1626.


Radiofrequency-Targeted Vertebral Augmentation™ with the StabiliT® Vertebral Augmentation System

  1. Murphy K. Radiofrequency Kyphoplasty: A Novel Approach to Minimally Invasive Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures in The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine: Minimally Invasive and Advanced Techniques edited by Yue JJ, Guyer R, Johnson JP, Khoo LT, Hochschuler H, and Hochschuler SH. Elsevier. Pg 248-252.
  2. Elgeti F and Gebauer B. Radiofrequency Kyphoplasty for the Treatment of Osteoporotic and Neoplastic Vertebral Body Fractures: Preliminary Experience and Clinical Results after 6 Months. J Mimer Stoffwechs. 2011;18 Suppl 1:S5-9.
  3. Licht AW and Kramer W. Radiofrequency kyphoplasty: a new method for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral body compression fractures ¬– a case report. J Miner Stoffwechs. 2011;18 Suppl 1:S26-28.
  4. Licht, AW and Kramer W. One-year observation study upon a new augmentation procedure (Radiofrequency-Kyphoplasty) in the treatment of vertebral body compression fractures. Eurospine 2011.
  5. Erdem E, Akdol S, Amole A, Fryar K, and Eberle R. Initial Clinical Experience with Radio-Frequency Based Vertebral Augmentation in Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures As a Result of Multiple Myeloma. ASSR 2011.
  6. Pflugmacher, R, Bornemann, R, Randau, T, and Wirtz, DC. Comparison of clinical and radiological data in treatment of patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures with radiofrequency kyphoplasty or balloon kyphoplasty. GRIBOI 2011 – The 21st Interdisciplinary Research Conference On Injectable Osteoarticular Biomaterials and Bone Augmentation Procedures.


Radiofrequency-Targeted Vertebral Augmentation™ (RF-TVA™).

  1. Murphy K. Radiofrequency Kyphoplasty: A Novel Approach to Minimally Invasive Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures in The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine: Minimally Invasive and Advanced Techniques edited by Yue JJ, Guyer R, Johnson JP, Khoo LT, Hochschuler H, and Hochschuler SH. Elsevier. Pg 248-252.
  2. Elgeti F and Gebauer B. Radiofrequency Kyphoplasty for the Treatment of Osteoporotic and Neoplastic Vertebral Body Fractures: Preliminary Experience and Clinical Results after 6 Months. J Mimer Stoffwechs. 2011;18 Suppl 1:S5-9.
  3. Licht AW and Kramer W. Radiofrequency kyphoplasty: a new method for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral body compression fractures ¬– a case report. J Miner Stoffwechs. 2011;18 Suppl 1:S26-28.
  4. Licht, AW and Kramer W. One-year observation study upon a new augmentation procedure (Radiofrequency-Kyphoplasty) in the treatment of vertebral body compression fractures. Eurospine 2011.
  5. Erdem E, Akdol S, Amole A, Fryar K, and Eberle R. Initial Clinical Experience with Radio-Frequency Based Vertebral Augmentation in Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures As a Result of Multiple Myeloma. ASSR 2011.
  6. Pflugmacher, R, Bornemann, R, Randau, T, and Wirtz, DC. Comparison of clinical and radiological data in treatment of patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures with radiofrequency kyphoplasty or balloon kyphoplasty. GRIBOI 2011 – The 21st Interdisciplinary Research Conference On Injectable Osteoarticular Biomaterials and Bone Augmentation Procedures.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Murphy K. Radiofrequency Kyphoplasty: A Novel Approach to Minimally Invasive Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures in The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine: Minimally Invasive and Advanced Techniques edited by Yue JJ, Guyer R, Johnson JP, Khoo LT, Hochschuler H, and Hochschuler SH. Elsevier. Pg 248-252.
  2. Elgeti F and Gebauer B. Radiofrequency Kyphoplasty for the Treatment of Osteoporotic and Neoplastic Vertebral Body Fractures: Preliminary Experience and Clinical Results after 6 Months. J Mimer Stoffwechs. 2011;18 Suppl 1:S5-9.
  3. Licht A and Kramer W. Radiofrequency-Kyphoplasty in the Treatment of Vertebral Body Compression Fractures. Eurospine 2010.
  4. Pflugmacher R, Randau T, Kabir K, and Wirtz DC. Radiofrequency (RF) Kyphoplasty in treatment of osteolytic vertebral fractures. IOF 2010.
  5. Miko L, Szikora I, Grohs J, and Murphy K. Initial Clinical Experience with Radio-Frequency Based Vertebral Augmentation in Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures. SIR 2009.
  6. Sewall L, Smith S, and Vlahos A. Clinical Evaluation of Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation Procedures using Radiofrequency Kyphoplasty in Treatment of 69 Vertebral Compression Fractures. ASBMR 2010.
  7. Pflugmacher R, Bornemann R, Randau T, and Wirtz DC. Comparison of clinical and radiological data in treatment of patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures with radiofrequency kyphoplasty or balloon kyphoplasty. IOF 2010.
  8. Heck P and Bayer-Helms H. Case report: Treatment by radiofrequency kyphoplasty of an 85-year-old woman with traumatic osteoporotic fracture of the first lumbar vertebra. J Miner Stoffwechs. 2011;18 Suppl 1:S29-31.
  9. Schekelmann R. Radiofrequency kyphoplasty – a case report on multiple osteoporotic sintering of the lumbar spine. J Miner Stoffwechs. 2011;18 Suppl 1:S32-34.
  10. Licht AW and Kramer W. Radiofrequency kyphoplasty: a new method for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral body compression fractures ¬– a case report. J Miner Stoffwechs. 2011;18 Suppl 1:S26-28.
  11. Drees P, Kafchitsas K, Mattyasovszky S, Juri S, and Breijawi N. Radiofrequency Kyphoplasty - An Innovative Method of Treating Osteoporotic Vertebral Body Compression Fractures. J Miner Stoffwechs. 2011;18 Suppl 1:S13-17.
  12. Licht, AW and Kramer W. One-year observation study upon a new augmentation procedure (Radiofrequency-Kyphoplasty) in the treatment of vertebral body compression fractures. Eurospine 2011.
  13. Erdem E, Akdol S, Amole A, Fryar K, and Eberle R. Initial Clinical Experience with Radio-Frequency Based Vertebral Augmentation in Treatment of Vertebral Compression Fractures As a Result of Multiple Myeloma. ASSR 2011.
  14. Pflugmacher, R, Bornemann, R, Randau, T, and Wirtz, DC. Comparison of clinical and radiological data in treatment of patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures with radiofrequency kyphoplasty or balloon kyphoplasty. GRIBOI 2011 – The 21st Interdisciplinary Research Conference On Injectable Osteoarticular Biomaterials and Bone Augmentation Procedures.
  15. Silverman SL. The Clinical Consequences of Vertebral Compression Fracture, Bone. 1992;13 Suppl 2:S27-31.
  16. Gold D. The Clinical Impact of Vertebral Fractures. Bone. 1996;18:1855-1895.
  17. Schlaich C. Reduced Pulmonary Function in Patients with Spinal Osteoporotic Fractures. Osteoporosis Int 1998;8:261-267.
  18. Kado D, Browner W, et al. Vertebral Fractures and Mortality. Arch Inter Med. 1999;159:1215-1220.