The therapeutic benefit of repeat percutaneous vertebroplasty at previously treated vertebral levels.

@article{Gaughen2002TheTB,
  title={The therapeutic benefit of repeat percutaneous vertebroplasty at previously treated vertebral levels.},
  author={John R. Gaughen and Mary Ellen Jensen and Patricia A Schweickert and William F Marx and David F. Kallmes},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 10},
  pages={1657-61}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Recurrent pain after vertebroplasty is relatively common, usually representing a new fracture at a different vertebral level. In a small cohort described herein, clinical and imaging findings indicated that recurrent pain arose from abnormality of the previously treated level. Our purpose was to demonstrate that repeat percutaneous vertebroplasty performed within the same fractured vertebra can offer therapeutic benefit for patients with recurrent pain after initial… CONTINUE READING