Title

Vertebroplasty: A New Treatment Strategy for Osteoporotic Compression Fractures

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

American Journal of Orthopedics

Abstract

Vertebroplasty is a procedure in which bone cement is injected into a fractured vertebral body in an attempt to stabilize fractured segments and reduce pain. This procedure was originally used to treat spinal lesions caused by metastases and has recently been used to treat severe bone loss caused by osteoporosis. In this article, we review the current treatment for osteoporosis, introduce vertebroplasty with its associated efficacy and risks, and describe kyphoplasty.

Publication Date

3-2002

ISSN

1934-3418

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