[Balloon assisted cement application for stable fixation of pedicle screws in osteoporosis].


In Germany more than 40,000 patients suffer from osteoporotic vertebral fractures every year. Most of these fractures do not require operative stabilisation. However, if surgical stabilisation is necessary, stable fixation of transpedicular implants will be difficult to obtain. In a case study we report on the possibility of a kyphoplasty-guided technique… (More)