Category: Spine Osteoporosis

Lumbar artery pseudoaneurysm after percutaneous vertebroplasty: a unique vascular complication.

Lumbar artery pseudoaneurysm after percutaneous vertebroplasty: a unique vascular complication.

J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Feb;14(2):296-9

Authors: Puri AS, Colen RR, Reddy AS, Groff MW, DiNobile D, Killoran T, Nikolic B, Thomas AJ

Complications from percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV) and kyphoplasty are rare and are most commonly related to cement leakage. Pseudoaneurysm of the segmental arteries has not been reported as a complication of PV in the literature. In this article, the authors describe 2 patients who presented with a lumbar pseudoaneurysm after undergoing PV at other institutions. The authors also review the optimal technique to avoid such vascular complications.

PMID: 21214310 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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Percutaneous vertebral augmentation: StabilitiT a new delivery system for vertebral fractures.

Percutaneous vertebral augmentation: StabilitiT a new delivery system for vertebral fractures.

Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2011;108:191-5

Authors: Robertson SC

Percutaneous vertebral augmentation for compression fractures with bone cement has become an increasingly popular form of treatment. Various delivery techniques and bone cements have been developed. StabiliT Vertebral Augmentation System (DFINE Inc., San Jose, CA) is a unique radiofrequency (RF) based system which delivers an ultra-high viscosity bone cement. The patented StabiliT ER bone cement has an extended working time prior to RF warming. When delivered through this unique hydraulic system an on-demand ultra-high viscosity cement can be delivered into an osteotome created cavity resulting in a clinical procedure with the best qualities of both vertebroplasty and conventional balloon assisted kyphoplasty.

PMID: 21107958 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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Metastatic disease in the thoracic and lumbar spine: evaluation and management.

Metastatic disease in the thoracic and lumbar spine: evaluation and management.

J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2011 Jan;19(1):37-48

Authors: Rose PS, Buchowski JM

Spinal metastases are found in most patients who die of cancer. The number of patients with symptomatic spinal metastases likely will increase as therapy for the primary disease improves and as cardiovascular mortality decreases. Understanding the epidemiology of metastatic spine disease and its presentation is essential to developing a diagnostic strategy. Treatment may involve chemotherapy, corticosteroids, radiotherapy, surgery, and/or percutaneous procedures (eg, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty). A rational treatment plan can help improve quality of life, preserve neurologic function, and prolong survival.

PMID: 21205766 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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Kyphoplasty in the treatment of osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCF) : procedure description and analysis of the outcomes in 128 patients.

Kyphoplasty in the treatment of osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCF) : procedure description and analysis of the outcomes in 128 patients.

Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2011;108:163-70

Authors: Molina GS, Campero A, Feito R, Pombo S

In recent years, the advent of percutaneous techniques in the management of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures has proven to be a great step forward in the evolution of patients suffering from this pathology.Vertebroplasty, which was developed in 1984 by Galibert and Deramond, presents the disadvantage of leakage of the cementation material and the impossibility to restore spinal deformity. Kyphoplasty has shown to be almost a definite solution to these problems. The description of the technique, its indications, and the outcomes resulting from our series of 200 vertebral fractures in 128 patients are presented in this paper.

PMID: 21107953 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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[Effect of percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures].

[Effect of percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures].

Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao. 2010 Dec;30(12):2729-32

Authors: Huang G, Chen HY, Liu ZX, Lin Q, Yu XB

To analyze the therapeutic effects of percutaneous vertebroplasty versus percutaneous kyphoplasty for treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.

PMID: 21177192 [PubMed – in process]

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Vertebral augmentation: 7 years experience.

Vertebral augmentation: 7 years experience.

Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2011;108:147-61

Authors: Anselmetti GC, Bonaldi G, Carpeggiani P, Manfrè L, Masala S, Muto M

Percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are procedures used to treat pain associated with vertebral compression fractures. Controversies are still open regarding indications, efficacy and safety of the procedures, and regarding the potential benefits, advantages and shortcomings of PV versus KP.Aim of this article is to report 7 years’ experience in vertebral augmentation of the E.VE.RES.T. (European VErtebroplasty RESearch Team) group. The main topics are the treatments of hemangioma and malignant lesions, technically challenging cases such as vertebra plana, multifragmented fractures, multilevel treatments, refracture of augmented vertebra, and treatment of cervical junction and sacrum.

PMID: 21107952 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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