Advantageous for multiple level vertebroplasties and vertebral augmentations, VertaPlex bone cement maintains its toothpaste-like consistency for an average of 20 minutes.1
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 up to one year post-operatively. Additional risks exist with the use of bone cement. Please see the IFU for a complete list of potential risks.
1. Independent lab results from Fluid Dynamics Inc. commissioned by Stryker July 2009. Testing conducted at 20-21° C (68-70° F).
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