Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

William Lavelle, Allen Carl, Elizabeth Demers Lavelle, Mohammed A. Khaleel

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Percutaneous veretebral augmentation offers a minimally invasive approach to a painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture. Both methods allow for the introduction of bone cement in to the fracture site with clinical results indicating substantial pain relief in approximately 90% of patients. Kyphoplasty offers the possibility of lower pressures for cement introduction and the possibility of modest fracture reductions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-314
Number of pages16
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007


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Lavelle, W., Carl, A., Lavelle, E. D., & Khaleel, M. A. (2007). Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty. Medical Clinics of North America, 91(2), 299-314.