Vertebral Body Balloon (VBB)

Division: Spine
Category: Vertebral Body Augmentation

The Vertebral Body Balloon (VBB) System features a low-compliant balloon material that provides controlled balloon expansion and predictable void creation for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures. The system also provides guide wire or direct trocar approach and a simple, easy-to-use inflation device.

VBB is part of a complete procedural solution for the personalized treatment of vertebral compression fractures. The a la carte offering allows for maximum economy, flexibility and precise surgical planning.

Indications for Use



The Vertebral Body Balloon System is intended to be used for the reduction of fractures and/or creation of a voice in the cancellous bone in the spine. This includes use during percutaneous vertebral augmentation. The system is to be used with cleared spinal poly-methylmethacrylate (PMMA) bone cements indicated for use during percutaneous vertebral augmentation procedures such as kyphoplasty.




  • Instability of posterior wall and/or pedicles
  • Infection
  • Severe bleeding
  • Known allergies to bone cement
  • Pregnancy
  • Fractures in which more than 75% of vertebral height is lost
  • Any known severe allergy to contrast material
  • Should not be used if vertebral dimensions or fracture pattern do not allow safe placement and inflation of the balloon


Please refer to the Vertebral Body Balloon package insert for complete system descriptions, indications, and warnings.



Features & Benefits

  Features Benefits
Vertebral Body Balloon (VBB) System | DePuy Synthes Companies

Vertebral Body Balloon (VBB) System | DePuy Synthes Companies

Vertebral Body Balloon (VBB) System | DePuy Synthes Companies

Controlled balloon expansion Allows for predictable void creation and placement of cement
A la carte product ordering Provides option to choose which components of the system are needed for a case
Inoperative balloon sizing Select the size of balloon needed during the case
Multiple balloon sizes Three balloon sizes to fit varying patient anatomy
DSUS/SPN/0515/0905(1) 05/2016

All medical devices have associated risks. Please refer to the package insert and other labeling for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings. For further information on DePuy Synthes Products, please contact your local DePuy Synthes Representative.