, Volume 18, Issue 12, pp 1986-1988
Date: 03 Jul 2009

Percutaneous approach to the upper thoracic spine: optimal patient positioning

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Abstract

Percutaneous access to the upper thoracic vertebrae under fluoroscopic guidance is challenging. We describe our positioning technique facilitating optimal visualisation of the high thoracic vertebrae in the prone position. This allows safe practice of kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty and biopsy throughout the upper thoracic spine.