Medtronic, Inc. (MDT): Kyphon(R) Balloon Kyphoplasty Found Beneficial for Treating Spinal Fractures in Cancer Patients  
2/17/2011 9:46:14 AM

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medtronic Inc., (NYSE: MDT) today announced the results of the first randomized, controlled trial comparing Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty with non-surgical care in treating spinal fractures in cancer patients.i The study found that Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty provided cancer patients better back-specific function, more rapid back pain relief and improved quality of life compared with non-surgical care one month after treatment.