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Clinical inquiries. Who should receive vertebroplasty?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16822455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Percutaneous vertebroplasty has been used to treat aggressive vertebral hem-angiomas, osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures, and vertebral lesions from metastatic disease or myeloma. Consider it for patients with severe acute or chronic pain related to one of these lesions who have failed a reasonable course of medical therapy (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, based on structured reviews of observational studies). Contraindications include an uncorrectable coagulation disorder, infection in the area, spinal cord compression, destruction of the posterior wall of the vertebral body, and severe degrees of vertebral body collapse (SOR: B, based on structured reviews of observational studies). Pain relief from vertebroplasty for osteoporotic vertebral fractures may be less for older fractures (SOR: C).
Thomas J Satre; Leslie Mackler; James T Birch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of family practice     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0094-3509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Pract     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-06     Completed Date:  2006-08-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502590     Medline TA:  J Fam Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  637-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
St. Cloud Hospital/Mayo Family Medicine Residency, St. Cloud, MN, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Back Pain / surgery*
Bone Cements
Orthopedic Procedures / contraindications,  methods
Osteoporosis / surgery
Spinal Diseases / surgery*
Spinal Fractures / surgery*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bone Cements

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