Joline – 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
Looking for a life without back pain?
Minimally invasive treatment for spinal compression fractures
Back pain can have many different causes. Back pain is very common in the developed world. Osteoporosis is a possible cause of it.
Diagnosis: osteoporosis what does it mean?
Osteoporosis means ‘porous bones’, from the Greek: osteon meaning ‘bone’ and poros meaning ‘pore’. It is a disease of the bones that leads to an increased risk of fracture. In healthy people, the bones remain strong because bone disintegration is counterbalanced by new bone formation. Osteoporosis upsets this balance, making the bones become porous and breakable. Tiny hair-like fractures can form in the vertebrae. In time, these can lead to severe chronic back pain.
Osteoporosis, a common illness
Demographic developments and lifestyle changes will contribute to an increase in the amount of people suffering from osteoporosis. Vertebral compression fractures are among the most common complications of osteoporosis. These occur not only as a result of falls, they can also be caused by everyday actions such as lifting a bag, bending over or even just sneezing. Fractured vertebrae and loss of bone mass lead to changes in the posture. The person begins to lose height and often develops a curved back, the so-called dowager’s hump. When their vertebrae collapse, people are more and more limited in their daily lives. They become less mobile and eventually need increasing the amount of painkillers.
a minimally invasive, safe treatment
A compression fracture can be very painful. There are various possible causes, including osteoporosis (as previously mentioned) and tumors. Balloon kyphoplasty is an innovative and advanced alternative to classical treatment methods such as bed rest, painkillers or supportive corsets. It is carried out using the established techniques of minimally invasive surgery (so-called keyhole surgery). A major incision, as required for conventional surgery, is not necessary.
Joline Kyphoplasty System
helping to stabilize the back and relieve the pain caused by the vertebral fracture Joline’s balloon catheter is supplied along with a complete equipment system for treating vertebral compression fractures. The unique balloon design allows this catheter to be positioned precisely within the vertebra, so that the vertebra can be elevated and then stabilized with bone cement. Years of experience and painstaking precision work have gone into the system’s development. They guarantee a maximum of security and reliability for the user and, not least, for the patient.
In short, minimally invasive treatment that returns your quality of life