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vertebroplasty [2019/06/30 13:33]
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 ===== Vertebroplasty ===== ===== Vertebroplasty =====
  
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 Vertebral compression fractures can cause significant back pain. In the context of palliative care patients these fractures are primarily due to metastatic disease, although osteoporotic fractures are a much more common cause in the wider population. Percutaneous vertebroplasty (or the related procedure kyphoplasty) is a relatively minimally invasive injection of bone cement performed under imaging guidance that may bring about pain relief, particularly when the fractures are acute. ​ Vertebral compression fractures can cause significant back pain. In the context of palliative care patients these fractures are primarily due to metastatic disease, although osteoporotic fractures are a much more common cause in the wider population. Percutaneous vertebroplasty (or the related procedure kyphoplasty) is a relatively minimally invasive injection of bone cement performed under imaging guidance that may bring about pain relief, particularly when the fractures are acute. ​
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 Complications are uncommon but if the bone cement leaks out of the vertebral body, neurological damage can occur. ​ Complications are uncommon but if the bone cement leaks out of the vertebral body, neurological damage can occur. ​
  
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