Percutaneous Vertebroplasty (PVP)
Once the vertebral trabecula is damaged by osteoporosis or a tumor, the vertebral body may collapse and fracture (compression fracture) and become unstable. The patient may become bedridden due to severe pain on movement. Compression fractures need to be properly treated since the pain will greatly affect the patient’s quality of life. Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) is a percutaneous injection of cement into the vertebral body to stabilize the spine from the inside to reduce pain [1, 2].
KeywordsPVP: Percutaneous vertebroplasty