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Kyphoplasty: Balloon Assisted Vertebroplasty

  • John M. MathisEmail author
  • Charles H. Cho
  • Wayne J. Olan
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Abstract

Pain relief after Percutaneous Vertebroplasty (PV) has been reported in 85-90% of patients with Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCFs),1-4 but the deformity of the vertebral body or the subsequent kyphosis (usually related to multiple compressions) was not a primary focus of this procedure when it was first introduced5 (For a more exhaustive treatment of vertebroplasty, see Chap. 12).

Keywords

Pain Relief Vertebral Body Vertebral Compression Fracture Percutaneous Vertebroplasty Vertebral Body Height 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Mathis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Charles H. Cho
    • 2
  • Wayne J. Olan
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Advanced ImagingRoanokeUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologySuburban HospitalBethesdaUSA

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