It is estimated that 700,000 vertebral compression fractures occur in the U.S.
every year, and 29% of these require a vertebroplasty or like procedure for
stabilization of the fractured vertebra.
While clinicians performing these procedures have many options regarding the
products they use to stabilize the vertebrae, one aspect of the procedure
presents a significant challenge — gaining access to the vertebral space.
Traditionally, clinicians use either a manual needle with a T-handle, or a
device using a mallet to advance a needle into the vertebra. This approach
provides limited control over the precise placement of the needle tip. In
addition, slowly advancing the needle tip is a time consuming process, during
which the clinician must frequently take fluoroscopic images.
The OnControl Bone Access System combines a lithium battery-powered driver with
a specially designed needle, offering ease of use, a high degree of control, and
speed. By enabling the clinician to rapidly access the vertebral space, the
System holds the potential of a reduced procedure time — which benefits the
clinician and the patient.
FDA-cleared, the OnControl Bone Access System is intended for use with a
standard cement delivery system for the fixation of fractures of the vertebral
body using vertebroplasty. The System does not include cement or a cement
To schedule a demonstration and clinical evaluation of the OnControl Bone
Access System, click here.