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Percutaneous Vertebroplasty

  • John M. Mathis
  • Charles Cho
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Abstract

Vertebroplasty is a term that describes a surgical therapy that has been performed as an open operative procedure for decades, using bone graft, cement, or metal implants to modify or reconstruct damaged or destroyed vertebra.1-12 In these procedures, polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) has been the cement most often used for reconstruction and augmentation of bone damaged by trauma or tumor invasion.1,3,11,12

Keywords

Vertebral Fracture Pain Relief Compression Fracture Vertebral Compression Fracture Cement Leak 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Advanced ImagingRoanokeUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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