REVIEW – December 2005

Percutaneous vertebroplasty – a new minimally invasive method in treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures


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Osteoporosis is increasing rapidly among population. Vertebral fractures are the most common complication of osteoporosis causing pain and disability. Approximately in 85% cases the pain syndrome caused by vertebral body fracture is relieved by conservative treatment. Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) may be effective in cases when conservative treatment is not sufficiently effective. PVP percutaneous injection of acrylic surgical cement into the compressed vertebral body – is a minimally invasive low risk procedure. After PVP a significant decrease in pain syndrome and an increase in the functional capacity of the patient are reported.