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2009 Does Percutaneous Vertebroplasty Work for Osteoporosis-Related Vertebral Compression Fractures Medscape
Vertebral compression fractures (VCF) from osteoporosis are a common cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, more than a half million vertebral fractures were attributed to osteoporosis in 2005. Percutaneous vertebroplasty, a procedure that involves the injection of polymethylmethacrylate cement into a symptomatic compressed vertebral body, has been used with increased frequency to treat related back pain. However, there has been limited evidence-based data in the current literature demonstrating its efficacy.
Does Percutaneous Vertebroplasty Work for Osteoporosis-Related Vertebral Compression Fractures?
Joseph K. Lee, MD Medscape Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Â© 2009
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Joseph K. Lee
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Added: Mon Nov 23 2009
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