Percutaneous vertebroplasty: state of the art.

  title={Percutaneous vertebroplasty: state of the art.},
  author={Anne Cotten and Nathalie Boutry and Bernard Cortet and Richard Assaker and Xavier Demondion and David Leblond and Patrick Chastanet and Bernard Duquesnoy and Herv{\'e} Deramond},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={311-20; discussion 320-3}
Vertebroplasty is an effective new radiologic procedure consisting of the percutaneous injection of a biomaterial, usually methyl methacrylate, into a lesion of a vertebral body. This technique allows marked or complete pain relief and bone strengthening in most cases. The principal indications for vertebroplasty are osteolytic metastasis and myeloma, painful or aggressive hemangioma, and osteoporotic vertebral collapse with debilitating pain that persists despite correct medical treatment… CONTINUE READING