Video: Kyphon Supports World Osteoporosis Day on October 20, 2007 to Raise Awareness of Osteoporosis and Spinal Fracture Risk.SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kyphon Inc. today announced that it is supporting the International Osteoporosis Foundation The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), registered as a not-for-profit, non-governmental foundation in Switzerland, functions as a global alliance of patient, medical and research societies, scientists, health care professionals, and international companies concerned about (IOF IOF Imposto Sobre Operacoes Financeiras (Brazil)
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To raise awareness of ways to maintain healthy bones and fight bone fracture, Kyphon is supporting the IOF on its year-long campaign "Beat the Break: Know and Reduce Your Osteoporosis Risk" that will launch on World Osteoporosis Day. Kyphon is spearheading a program to raise up to $10,000 to support osteoporosis awareness. For each unique click to http://www.kyphon.com/us/WOD, Kyphon will donate $1 to the IOF.
"Kyphon is proud to be supporting the International Osteoporosis Foundation's 'Beat the Break' campaign," said Richard Mott, president and chief executive officer of Kyphon. "Since 1998, Kyphon's balloon kyphoplasty procedure has been used to treat some 340,000 patients worldwide with spinal fractures primarily caused by osteoporosis. Through our support of the IOF and other organizations, we hope to bring about early detection of spinal fractures caused by this disease so that patients can receive appropriate treatment."
As part of its local community efforts to raise awareness of osteoporosis, Kyphon is funding free bone density scanning at a Bone Fair on Saturday, October 20, 2007 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time at the Events Center at St. Mary's Cathedral St. Mary's Cathedral, or Cathedral of St. Mary the Virgin, or other variations on the name, may refer to: Australia
Kyphon is also supporting local and national awareness campaigns of osteoporosis organizations around the globe such as the Irish Osteoporosis Society (IOS (1) (Internetwork Operating System) An operating system from Cisco that is the primary control program used in its routers. IOS is widely used and robust system software that supports the common functions of all products under Cisco's CiscoFusion architecture. ), the Fundacion Hispana de Osteoporosis y Enfermedades Metabolicas (FHOEMO) of Spain, and the Italian Association for Patients with Osteoporosis (AECOS). In addition, Kyphon is offering free osteoporosis patient education posters for physicians' offices in countries across Europe.
Osteoporosis, a term that means "porous bones," is a disease in which bones become weak and can easily break. It is known as "the silent disease" because many of the estimated 75 million women and men in the United States, Europe and Japan who suffer from osteoporosis do not know they are losing bone mass until they experience a spine, hip or wrist fracture. Of the 1.5 million fractures attributable to osteoporosis that occur annually in the U.S., nearly half are spinal fractures, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Kyphon markets medical devices that are used in minimally invasive therapies for the treatment of spinal fractures in order to improve the quality of life of those affected by spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis and cancer.
About Kyphon Inc.
Kyphon develops and markets medical devices designed to restore and preserve spinal function and diagnose the source of low back pain using minimally invasive technologies. The company's products are used in balloon kyphoplasty for the treatment of spinal compression fractures caused by osteoporosis or cancer, in the Functional Anaesthetic Discography dis·cog·ra·phy
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Kyphon, KyphX and IPD are registered trademarks, and Functional Anaesthetic Discography and F.A.D. are trademarks, of Kyphon Inc.
About the International Osteoporosis Foundation
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is the only worldwide organization dedicated to the fight against osteoporosis. It brings together scientists, physicians, patient societies and corporate partners. Working with its 182 member societies in 88 locations, and other healthcare-related organizations around the world, IOF encourages awareness and prevention, early detection and improved treatment of osteoporosis. IOF's vision is a world without osteoporotic fractures. http://www.iofbonehealth.org/
About The Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education
Established in 1990 in Oakland, FORE is a California-based research organization focusing on the needs of the medical community to support osteoporosis detection, treatment and prevention education. http://www.fore.org/
CONTACT: Julie D. Tracy, Vice President, Chief Communications Officer The chief communications officer or CCO is a job title for the head of communications, public relations and/or public affairs within an organization. Most typically, the CCO reports to the chief executive officer (CEO) of a corporate entity or president of an operating unit. of Kyphon Inc., +1-408-548-6687, firstname.lastname@example.org
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