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Vertebroplasty: A new treatment for vertebral compression fractures

Guduguntla, Murali

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BACKGROUND: The lifetime risk of a vertebral body compression fracture is 16% for women and 5% for men. Vertebroplastyn involves the injection of artificial bone cement and an opacifier into the inter-trabecular marrow space of the fractured vertebra. OBJECTIVE: This article describes vertebroplasty as a treatment of vertebral compression fractures. DISCUSSION: Treatment for vertebral compression fractures regardless of aetiology has been largely conservative and directed toward pain control....[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/23700
Source: Australian Family Physician

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