Central Medical Technologies, Inc. (CMT) was originally inherited from Chi-May Company which is established in 1979 by Jerry, Chih-I Lin. We have the strength of devising and producing high quality surgical and medical products to serve all human beings. Step by step, we have developed plenty orthopedic implant products and also been a well-dependable original equipment manufacturer. In addition, we have reached a certain brand awareness and worth-trust reputation internationally.
We not only have the strength of devising, but also have the competitive advantage which is resulted from acquiring over 100 patents. Within almost 40 years research and development, we have spent great number effects to enhance the safety standard. It owns a clinical network which provides the clinical, scientific, and biomechanical studies, as we insist “Safety is always the first concern.”
With high moral standard and enthusiastic compassion, our core component is all rooted from “values.” The founder of the company developed a value concept. To value stakeholder’s welfare and to value others as itself are the major principle of CMT. Based on this concept, we extended this concept more broadly. Not only is it on the product, but also on the company foundation, business ethic which is to value in every perspective. Therefore, we have provided advanced medical devices with the best quality and reliable services to relieve patients from suffering.
Since 1979, Central Medical Technologies, Inc has continued improving its own quality control standard which is followed by all members in the company. The standard comply with ISO 13485:2016, CE and GMP International guidelines.
Vertebral Compression Fracture (VCFs)
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What's Vertebral Compression Fracture (VCFs)
Vertebral Compression Fracture (VCFs) is a collapse of a spinal vertebra. It may be due to trauma or due to a weakened spinal vertebra in a patient with osteoporosis or osteogenesis imperfecta. In healthy patients it is most often seen in individuals suffering extreme vertical shocks, such as ejection seats. Seen in lateral views in plain x-ray films, compression fractures of the spine characteristically appear as wedge deformities, with greater loss of height anteriorly than posteriorly and intact pedicles in the anteroposterior view.
The bones in your spinal column are different than the bones elsewhere in your skeleton. For example, the long bones in your legs are more rigid and dense than the square bones in your spine.
Strong, dense bone enables your legs to withstand rigorous movement. The vertebral bodies, however, are less dense and more “spongy,” to accommodate movements like bending and twisting. Because your vertebral bodies aren’t as strong as the bones in your legs, they can become more vulnerable to fracture.
Causes of VCFs
A Vertebral Compression Fracture (VCFs) commonly known as a spinal fracture occurs when one of the bones of the spinal column fractures or collapses. When more than one spinal fracture occurs, loss of height or spinal deformities such as a dowager’s hump may result.
Kyphosis is the term used to describe a forward curvature of the spine. A dowager’s hump or hunchback is often caused by the collapse of spinal vertebrae.
Just one spinal fracture that remains deformed shortens the spine and pushes it forward, adversely affecting spinal alignment. Each additional fracture increases the spinal deformity. This change in spinal alignment can compress your internal organs and affect breathing, eating and digestion. Altering your posture in an attempt to compensate for the kyphotic deformity can affect how you walk and strain your back and joints. All of this can cause medical problems seemingly unrelated to your spine. Some of the health problems related to kyphosis include:
Many patients mistakenly treated the pain of a spinal fracture to a muscle strain or "minor back pain." Most of the people thought of breaking a bone during normal, non-strenuous activity is difficult to imagine. Further complicating the issue is that VCFs often occur with only mild, or even indiscernible, pain.
Although you might not or cannot even feel your bones getting weaker, you might feel a spinal fracture when it occurs. Severe and sudden pain, out of proportion to the activity at hand, is a sign of a VCF.
These symptoms commonly associated with spinal fractures (VCFs) that are caused by osteoporosis or cancer include:
If you have a spinal fracture that has not been diagnosed or has been treated without surgical intervention, be advised that the bone usually heals in its fractured position. This can alter the shape of your spine. For example, you or someone else may notice that:
The back pains causes by spinal deformity such as described has been shown to negatively affect health and quality of life. Continue to neglect the surgical treatments may worsen your back pain condition and may causes additional complications. Consult your caregivers with all 3 major procedures, Vertebrolplasty, Vertebral Augmentation (Kyphoplasty), or Vesselplasty, and ask for their suggestions to decide which procedure is your best options according to your fracture conditions. They are all minimally invasive procedures that can repair spinal fractures and help you step back into life.
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How to treat VCFs
Before the Vertebrolplasty had been invented, the traditional treatment for spinal fractures includes extended bed rest, pain medication and back braces. These treatments can reduce pain, but do not stabilize the fracture or correct the related spinal deformity.
If spinal fractures are not treated properly, they can cause serious medical consequences. Some minor fracture conditions such as single segment vertebral body fracture can be easily treated by Vertebrolplasty. Many studies shows that the single segment fracture over treated by the Kyphoplasty cause the adjacent (upper and lower) vertebral bodies‘ fractures.Vertebrolplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that can reduce back pain. In addition to reducing back pain, in multiple (2~3) segments fractures cases, Kyphoplasty sometimes correct the spinal deformity, and studies shows that Vesselplasty (advanced Kyphoplasty) has been known as the best correction rates and the results in treating severer cases.
There are more than 12,800 spine specialists worldwide who are familiar with Vertebrolplasty and Kyphoplasty. And many of them have been additionally trained for the most advanced Vesselplasty since 2006 as the standard of care for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures.
Vertebroplasty also known as Percutaneous Vertebroplasty (PVP) is a medical spinal procedure where bone cement is injected through a small hole in the skin (percutaneously) into a fractured vertebra with the goal of relieving the pain of vertebral compression fractures.
Kyphoplasty (Vertebral Augmentation)
Kyphoplasty also known as Percutaneous Kyphoplasty (PKP) is a variation of a vertebroplasty that attempts to stop the pain caused by the bone fracture and attempts to restore the height and angle of kyphosis of a fractured vertebra (of certain types), followed by its stabilization using injected bone cement. The procedure typically includes the use of a small balloon that is inflated in the vertebral body to create a void within the cancellous bone prior to cement delivery. Once the void is created, the procedure continues in a similar manner as a vertebroplasty, but the bone cement is typically delivered directly into the newly created void.
Vesselplasty also known as Advanced Kyphoplasty (Advanced PKP) is a surgical alternative in the treatment of Vertebral Compression Fracture (VCFs). Vesselplasty is a latest minimally invasive procedure that increases mobility and reduces the pain of patients’ with vertebral compression fractures by restoring the height of compressed vertebrae.
It is an alternative to vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty—two conventional VCF treatment methods—that solves the problem of leakage of cement out of the vertebral body, which can happen during both vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty on the patients who have severe compression fractures or bone tumor.
Vessel-X® Bone Filling Container System
An approved novel vertebral osteoplasty technique, designed to implant a Vessel-X®, a non-stretchable fabric in the trabecular bone to form a treating step by filling the bone filler materials.
Its purpose not only to restore the height of a vertebral body but also solve the common/fatal problem of cement leakage in the vertebral body.
Vesica® Bone Filler Delivery System
The Vesica® Bone Filler Delivery System is designed for the most safe & accurate reduction and fixation of spine fractures and void creation for kyphoplasty through MIS approach.
Our new generation Vesica® system is incorporated with new safety mechanisms such as radiopaque ring on the distal end of catheter, removable guide pin, and auto-release mechanism when the control delivery device reaches to certain pressure.
Osteo-G® Bone Void Filler
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Osteo-G® containing SrHA effectively promotes osteo-conductivity and osteo-inductivity leading new bone formation in osseous defects.
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Spirit Spine is a medical device company dedicated to provide the most advanced technologies in treating Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCF) caused by Osteoporosis.
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