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Percutaneous Vertebroplasty

  • John M. Mathis

Conclusion

Percutaneous vertebroplasty has been shown to be very effective at relieving the pain associated with compression fractures of vertebra caused by both primary (age-related) and secondary (steroid-induced) osteoporosis. It also has substantial benefit in neoplastic-induced vertebral compression fracture pain but with a higher chance of associated complication. PV is rapidly becoming the standard of care for compression fracture pain that does not respond to conservative medical therapy. However, this simple procedure must be treated with respect, for its application without appropriate judgment and physician training can quickly result in increased pain, permanent neurological injury, and even death.

Keywords

Vertebral Fracture Vertebral Body Bone Cement Compression Fracture Vertebral Compression Fracture 
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