Vertebroplasty: A simple solution to a difficult problem

Kieran J. Murphy, Doris D.M. Lin

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Vertebroplasty is the percutaneous injection of bone cement into a symptomatic fractured vertebral body under fluoroscopic guidance. It is a safe and simple outpatient procedure. We discuss patient selection, the techniques, and the results based on our experience and that of our radiology colleagues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-197
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Densitometry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001


  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymethylmethacrylate
  • Spinal neoplasm
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Vertebroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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