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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 490--492

Percutaneous vertebroplasty: An experience of 31 procedures


Department of Neurosurgery, K.Gs Medical College, Lucknow - 226003, India

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M Husain
Department of Neurosurgery, K.Gs Medical College, Lucknow - 226003
India
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A prospective study of 31 percutaneous vertebroplasty procedures (PVP) in 22 patients treated during January 2000 to December 2001 is presented. PVP was performed using polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) to treat vertebral collapse due to osteoporosis and vertebral metastasis, to obtain analgesia and spinal stabilization. We analyze the efficacy and complications related to the procedure. PVP is a safe, effective and a daycare surgery. It can be performed under local anesthesia and has minimal and manageable complications.






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