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Ascendx Spine Receives FDA Clearance to Market its Acu-Cut Vertebral Augmentation System


2/24/2012 7:07:06 AM

WINTER PARK, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ascendx Spine™ (www.ascendxspine.com) announced today that it has received FDA clearance to market in the United States its Acu-Cut Vertebral Augmentation System for treatment of vertebral compression fractures (VCF). A vertebral compression fracture forces a vertebra to collapse, and the spinal column above it to assume an abnormal forward curve, resulting in considerable back pain and a hunchbacked appearance. Current standard procedures for treating VCFs are ‘Vertebroplasty’ and ‘Kyphoplasty.’ The Acu-Cut Vertebral Augmentation System is designed to be an alternate solution for physicians who are currently treating VCF patients. Acu-Cut is a uni-pedicular vertebral augmentation system that creates a cavity for precise cement placement.

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