Complications related to cement leakage in sacroplasty

Bastian, Johannes Dominik; Keel, Marius Johann Baptist; Heini, Paul Ferdinand; Seidel, Ulrich; Benneker, Lorin Michael (2012). Complications related to cement leakage in sacroplasty. Acta orthopaedica belgica, 78(1), pp. 100-5. Brussels: Acta Medica Belgica

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Data concerning the safety of sacroplasty in terms of cement leakage is scarce. Frequency, distribution patterns and clinical consequences of cement leakage were assessed in 33 patients (28 female, mean age: 74 +/- 10 yrs; bilateral SIF: n = 30, 63 sacroplasties) treated with sacroplasty between 06/2003 and 11/2010 in a retrospective study using patients' records, operative notes and postoperative radiographs. Cement leakage was noted within the fracture gap (27%), into veins (6%), neuroforamina (3%) or in the intervertebral disc space L5/S1 (2%). In one patient, cement leakage into the fracture gap led to unilateral radiculopathy of the 5th lumbar nerve root. Leakage into the fracture gap is at high risk of affecting the 5th lumbar nerve root due to the special course of its ventral branch over the sacral promontory. The risks of cement leakage with neurological impairment should be explained to patients.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Bastian, Johannes Dominik; Keel, Marius; Seidel, Ulrich and Benneker, Lorin Michael


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




Acta Medica Belgica




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04 Oct 2013 14:30

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16 Jul 2014 16:10

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