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Photo: Kyphon and the X-STOP(R) IPD(R) Procedure to be Featured on American Health Radio on Monday, September 24, 2007
Date:9/18/2007

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About the X-STOP(R) IPD(R) Procedure

The X-STOP(R) IPD(R) procedure represents a new approach to treating the symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis or LSS. LSS is a common spinal problem suffered mainly by the middle-aged and elderly population and results from a narrowing in the lumbar spinal canal that carries nerves to the legs. As this space in the lower spine shrinks, nerves are squeezed causing debilitating pain in the back and legs.

The X-STOP(R) implant is the first approved Interspinous Process Spacer in the U.S. to treat the symptoms of LSS. It is designed to limit extension of the lumbar spine and keep the canal open in the lower spine that carries nerves to the legs thereby relieving pain associated with the narrowing of the canal.

The unique design of the X-STOP(R) implant enables it to be inserted using a minimally invasive approach, without fixation to bones or ligaments. Due to its minimally invasive nature, the procedure can typically be performed in 45 to 90 minutes.

According to an independent market research organization, there are approximately 1.4 million individuals in the United States with a primary or secondary diagnosis of lumbar spinal stenosis. The X-STOP(R) IPD(R) procedure may be a treatment alternative for approximately 220,000 of these individuals who would have otherwise been treated with conservative non-operative therapies or with a surgical procedure called a laminectomy.

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 fractures caused by osteoporosis or cancer, in the Functional Anaesthetic Discography(TM) (F.A.D.(TM))
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