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Video: Kyphon Supports World Osteoporosis Day on October 20, 2007 to Raise Awareness of Osteoporosis and Spinal Fracture Risk
Date:10/17/2007

ime at the Events Center at St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco. The fair is sponsored by American Bone Health, in partnership with FORE and the University of California, San Francisco. In addition to the free bone density scanning, Kyphon representatives will be at the fair offering height measurement because loss of height can be an early indication of spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis. For more information about the event, contact FORE at 888-266-3015.

Kyphon is also supporting local and national awareness campaigns of osteoporosis organizations around the globe such as the Irish Osteoporosis Society (IOS), 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 fract
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