High-viscosity cement significantly enhances uniformity of cement filling in vertebroplasty: an experimental model and study on cement leakage.

@article{Baroud2006HighviscosityCS,
  title={High-viscosity cement significantly enhances uniformity of cement filling in vertebroplasty: an experimental model and study on cement leakage.},
  author={Gamal Baroud and Meghan C. Crookshank and Marc Bohner},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 22},
  pages={2562-8}
}
STUDY DESIGN Experimental study using a laboratory leakage model. OBJECTIVE To examine the working hypothesis that high-viscosity cements will spread uniformly, thus significantly reducing the risk of leakage. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA In vertebroplasty, forces that govern the flow of bone cement in the trabecular bone skeleton are an essential determinant of the uniformity of cement filling. Extraosseous cement leakage has been reported to be a major complication of this procedure… CONTINUE READING