VertaPlex bone cement
VertePlex bone cement has been developed for physicians who want low initial viscosity and increased working time. Advantageous for multiple level vertebroplasties and vertebral augmentations, VertaPlex bone cement maintains its toothpaste-like consistency for an average of 20 minutes.1
- Increased working time – approximately 20 minutes1
- Set time of 10.2 minutes at 37ºC
- Low creep rate
- 30% barium sulfate concentration
Complications are rare. Serious adverse events, some with fatal outcome, associated with the use of bone cements for vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty and sacroplasty include myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, cerebrovascular accident, pulmonary embolism, and cardiac embolism. Although it is rare, some adverse events have been known to occur up to one year post-operatively.
Additional risks exist with the use of bone cement. Please see the IFU for a complete list of potential risks.