Vertebroplasty: Up to date

A. Hiwatashi, O. Togao, K. Yamashita, K. Kikuchi, H. Honda

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Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) is a minimally invasive procedure that provides pain relief and stability for osteoporotic compression fractures. Balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) is a modification of PVP in which expandable balloons are used to restore height and to create a void in vertebra before cement injection. There are several studies regarding PVP/BKP vs. sham procedures and conservative treatment In this article we review recent studies and introduce some ongoing research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-539
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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