Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty

Denaro, Vincenzo and Longo, Umile Giuseppe and Maffulli, Nicola and Denaro, Luca (2009) Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty. Clinical cases in mineral and bone metabolism, 6 (2). pp. 125-130. ISSN 1971-3266

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Vertebral fractures are a major health care problem in Western countries. Pain and deformity are the major problems related to these fractures, with an enormous impact on the quality of life. Surgery is indicated in patients with concurrent spinal instability or neurologic deficit. The cornerstone of management for vertebral body fractures without neurological impairment is medical therapy, which include analgesics, bed rest, orthoses and rehabilitation. In the majority of patients such treatment modalities are effective. However, conservative management measures are not indicated for every type of fracture. Two different percutaneous minimally invasive vertebral augmentation methods for cement application into the vertebral body in the management of symptomatic fractures without neurological impairment have been developed, namely vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty. Aim of this paper is to give an overview of the state of the art about vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, discussing the indications, techniques, results and pitfalls

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vertebral fractures, minimally invasive, spine, surgery, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 611 Anatomia; Citologia; Istologia umana > 611.7 Sistema muscoloscheletrico, tegumento
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2014 11:04
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2014 11:04

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