Alternative methods to kyphoplasty: vertebroplasty — lordoplasty

Heini, Paul Ferdinand; Orler, Rene (2007). Alternative methods to kyphoplasty: vertebroplasty — lordoplasty. In: Becker, Stephan; Ogon, Michael (eds.) Balloon Kyphoplasty (pp. 129-141). Heidelberg: Springer Verlag 10.1007/978-3-211-74221-1_11

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Percutaneous cement augmentation (vertebroplasty) was used for the first time in the 1980s, primarily for treatment of vertebral hemangioma [Galibert 1987]. It was only in the middle of the 1990s that it was used for treatment of metastases and increasingly for osteoporotic fractures of the spine [Cotten 1996; Weill 1996; Jensen 1997; Cortet 1999; Heini 2000]. In the meantime, this method has become established for treatment of painful osteoporotic fractures and for tumorous osteolysis of the spine. The clinical success rate is very high, with rapid pain relief in 70–90% of treated patients [Legroux-Gerot 2004; Zoarski 2002; Peh 2002; Barr 2000].

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

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Heini, Paul Ferdinand


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




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04 Oct 2013 14:57

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20 Feb 2014 20:30

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