Joline – double Balloonkyphoplasty
To restore the integrity of vertebrae after fracture, Joline has developed a balloon catheter for minimally invasive surgery. Characterized by optimal design of the balloon, the positioning is safe and precise. This reduces the risk for an injury of the vertebral walls. The special shape creates an optimal cavity in the vertebra. The Allevo-single-balloon and the Stop’n Go twin-balloon system thus provide specific advantages.
What is the clinical problem?
Vertebral compression fractures are a common disease that could affect osteoporotic patients. If they are symptomatic, they can cause pain. This could have an impact on patients’ quality of life.
Vertebral fractures may be related to increasing age and the occurrence of osteoporosis. Bone density decreases with increasing age.
Stop’n GO twin technology – Quattroplasty
How does Stop’n Go twin technology work?
Fractured structures within the vertebra can be restored specifically, due to the individual volume and pressure control of both balloons.
Allevo single Ballon
How does Allevo work?
The Allevo technique follows a classical balloon kyphoplasty. An atraumatic catheter tip, an integrated kink resistant stylet and the possibility for precise positioning ensure a high safety of the kyphoplasty system. An inflation device allows a controlled expansion of the balloon and offers an accurate pressure monitoring.
To introduce the PMMA bone cement Joline’s Filler Device is used. Depending on the requirements, the Filler Devices are available with a front opening at the tip or a side opening for the application of the cement. The cement has optimal properties for mixing, application, waiting and hardening times.
What are the advantages?
- High quality balloon kyphoplasty system, manufactured in Germany
- Atraumatic catheter tip
- Integrated kink resistant stylet
- Precise positioning
Two independently controlled balloons – Stop’n Go twin balloon system provides further advantages:
- Targeted lifting of fragments
- Separate and independent pressure and volume control for each balloon
- Safe and efficient
- Less asymmetry
- Controlled dilation even in inhomogeneous spongiosa
- Less “evasion” of the balloon in regions of softer spongiosa
- Controlled independent opening / dilation in distal and proximal region of the vertebra
- Improved height restoring by targeted balloon dilation in distal part
- Controlled restauration of single broken parts