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Percutaneous vertebroplasty: A bone cement procedure for spinal pain relief

Last Updated: June 7, 2002
Result type: Reports

Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV), a procedure where bone cement is injected into a partially collapsed vertebral body, is used to relieve pain and provide mechanical stability in cases of osteoporosis or tumour infiltration. PV provided rapid pain relief and increased mobility in most patients according to the results from 15 uncontrolle...