OPACITY+® 2017-10-24T15:18:50+00:00

Project Description

OPACITY

PMMA bone cement for vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty

OPACITY is a low viscosity radiopaque bone cement for vertebroplasty, allowing excellent stabilisation of the vertebral body.

The very high concentration of zirconium oxide in this cement allows it to be used during vertebroplasty procedures during which continuous radiological monitoring is performed using a scanner or image intensifier. The operator can then immediately follow the flow of cement from the very beginning of filling of the vertebral body, so avoiding the risks of leaks, the most frequently-encountered problem during vertebroplasty procedures.

OPACITY comes as an ampoule of sterile liquid and a pouch of sterile powder (liquid monomer and powder polymer).

ADVANTAGES

  • Easy to handle
  • Low viscosity
  • Biocompatibility
  • High radio-opacity
  • Suitable working time

References

Description Reference
OPACITY+ ® T040320Z

Certifications

CE: 0086
The device is cleared to be sold in US market.
Classe : IIb

Bibliography

Anselmetti, G. C., A. Manca, et al. (2009). « Temperature measurement during polymerization of bone cement in percutaneous vertebroplasty: an in vivo study in humans. » Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 32(3): 491-8.
Anselmetti, G. C., G. Corrao, et al. (2007). « Pain relief following percutaneous vertebroplasty: results of a series of 283 consecutive patients treated in a single institution. » Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 30(3): 441-7.
Muijs, S. P., M. J. Nieuwenhuijse, et al. (2009). « Percutaneous vertebroplasty for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures: evaluation after 36 months. » J Bone Joint Surg Br 91(3): 379-84.
Afzal, S., S. Dhar, et al. (2007). « Percutaneous vertebroplasty for osteoporotic fractures. » Pain Physician 10(4): 559-63.