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Company History

Kyphon Inc. was founded in 1994. Over 11,000 physicians in the United States, Europe and around the world have been trained to perform balloon kyphoplasty.


1994 Company Founded
1996 Company Funded
1998 Inflatable Bone Tamps Cleared by FDA
First Balloon Kyphoplasty Performed
2002 Successful Initial Public Offering (IPO)
2003 Company Surpasses $100M in Worldwide Sales
2004 First Bone Cement Cleared by FDA for Use in Kyphoplasty
100,000 Patients Treated Worldwide
Company Surpasses $200M in Worldwide Sales (cumulative)
2005 187,000 Patients Treated Worldwide
Company Surpasses $300M in Worldwide Sales (cumulative)

Two-Year Balloon Kyphoplasty Clinical Results Published
National Physician Reimbursement Code Established
Functional Anaesthetic Discography™ Procedure Launched
285,000 Patients Treated Worldwide (cumulative)
Company Surpasses $400M in Worldwide Sales


Company Acquires St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. in January
Completed Enrollment in Japan Registry Trial


Kyphon Today

A Standard of Care for Vertebral Compression Fractures
Over 393,000 Patients & 460,000 Fractures Treated Worldwide
Presence in over 45 Countries
Approximately 12,800 Balloon Kyphoplasty Spine Specialists Trained Worldwide
Over 1,200 Employees Worldwide

As of June 30, 2007

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