Cement leakage in percutaneous vertebroplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures: iden

Publication year: 2011
Source: The Spine Journal, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 1 September 2011
Marc J., Nieuwenhuijse , Arian R., Van Erkel , P.D. Sander, Dijkstra
Background context: Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) is a common treatment modality for painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs). The complication rate of PVP is low, but cement leakage occurs in up to 90% of the treated levels. Recent evidence suggests that sequelae of cement leakage may be more common and clinically relevant than previously thought. Preoperative appreciation of risk factors would therefore be helpful but has not been thoroughly investigated. Purpose: Identification of preoperative risk factors for the occurrence of cement leakage in PVP for painful OVCFs. Study design: Retrospective assessment of risk factors using multivariate analysis. Patient sample: Eighty-nine patients treated with PVP for 177 painful OVCFs. Outcome…

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