NeuroTherm moves into vertebroplasty by purchasing ArthroCare product lines
This article was originally published in Clinica
Chronic pain treatment firm NeuroTherm is expanding into the spinal surgery market by acquiring two product lines from minimally-invasive surgery specialist ArthroCare. The first, Parallax, is used during vertebroplasty, a procedure where bone cement is injected into the vertebra to relieve the pain of spinal fractures. ArthroCare acquired the product with its $28m purchase of spinal company Parallax in 2004 (www.clinica.co.uk, 31 October 2003). The second product, Contour, is designed for cavity creation, a step in the vertebroplasty process.