The StabiliT® System In Action During RF-TVA™
Radiofrequency-Targeted Vertebral Augmentation (RF-TVA™) (formerly RF kyphoplasty) with the StabiliT® Vertebral Augmentation System, uniquely addresses limitations of current therapies such as traditional vertebroplasty and conventional balloon kyphoplasty in the treatment of vertebral compression fractures. RF-TVA achieves targeted site- and size-specific cavity creation through a single access point by using the VertecoR® MidLine Osteotome. This device enables:
- Unipedicular, bone sparing cavity creation
- Creation of preferential paths for targeted delivery of ultra-high viscosity cement
- Optimal surface area for interdigitation
- Near and long term mechanical stability
Reduced radiation exposure
StabiliT® energy-responsive (ER) Bone Cements can be remotely delivered to minimize radiation exposure.
RF-TVA with the StabiliT System allows StabilitT ER Bone Cements to be injected in a controlled manner from a distance of up to 10 feet from the patient, thereby reducing exposure to harmful radiation, such as X-rays, during bone cement delivery.
Risks associated with RF-TVA.
As with most surgical procedures, serious adverse events can occur, some of which can be fatal. RF-TVA is designed to minimize these risks as much as possible. However, potential serious adverse events that can occur include:
A prescription is required. Consult your patients to determine if this procedure is right for them and to discuss other potential concerns, including their current physical condition, age of the fracture, a treatment timetable, and RF-TVA (RF Kyphoplasty) risks and complications.
Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
Pulmonary embolism (cement leakage that migrates to the lungs)
Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
Cardiac arrest (heart stops beating)
Paralysis or muscle weakness
- Lador R, Dreiangel N, Ben-Galim PJ, and Hipp JA. A pictorial classification atlas of cement extravasation with vertebral augmentation. Spine J. 2010;10(12):1118-1127.
- Georgy, B. Comparison between RF Kyphoplasty, balloon kyphoplasty and high viscosity vertebroplasty in treatment of spinal compression fracture.” The 2nd Joint Meeting of European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR) & American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR). 2011.