Vertebroplasty versus kyphoplasty: a comparison and contrast.


The phrase “vertebroplasty versus kyphoplasty” evokes images of competitive procedures and groups of entrenched physicians locked in battle. Our involvement in the development and introduction of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV) and kyphoplasty (KP) in the United States has given us a unique perspective on the safety and efficacy of both procedures. We feel… (More)

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