Advantageous for multiple level vertebroplasties or balloon kyphoplasty, VertaPlex® radiopaque bone cement maintains its toothpaste-like consistency for an average of 20 minutes.1
VertaPlex® radiopaque bone cement is indicated for the fixation of pathological fractures of the vertebral body using vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty procedures. Painful vertebral compression fractures may result from osteoporosis, benign lesions (hemangioma), and malignant lesions (metastatic cancers, myeloma).
Bone cement: serious adverse events, some with fatal outcome, associated with the use of bone cements for vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty and sacroplasty include myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, cerebrovascular accident, pulmonary embolism and cardiac embolism. Although it is rare, some adverse events have been known to occur beyond a year or more postoperatively. Additional risks exist with the use of bone cement. Please see the IFU for a complete list of potential risks.
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