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Novel Technique To Revolutionize Treatment Of Spinal Tumors

...es a long recovery. Traditional vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty – two procedures that utilize bone cement to stabilize the fractured vertebrae – are also risky when a tumor is present, because the procedures can cause cancerous cells to spread into the blood stream. They also carry a higher risk of bone cement le...

Kyphoplasty Yields Good Long-Term Improvement for Spinal Fractures

...lated spinal fractures, a treatment called balloon kyphoplasty provides prompt and lasting improvement in pain, d... by osteoporosis. The patients underwent balloon kyphoplasty at 19 U.S. hospitals. In the kyphoplasty procedure, a balloon is used to line up the fragments of th...

Sacroplasty Safe and Effective to Reduce Low Back Pain

...ed to the use of bone cement in vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty procedures, October 31, 2002; http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/safety/bonecement.html.) Frey noted that sacroplasty is an off-label use of PMAA, and there is no Medicare code for the procedure, so reimbursement is problematic. His cost for one kit is about ...

More Americans Suffer from Vertebral Compression Fractures

...or tumor Complication rates for vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty have been estimated at less than 2 percent for osteoporotic VCFs and up to 10 percent for malignant tumor-related VCFs. The benefits of surgery should always be weighed carefully against its risks. “Although a large percentage of patients report sign...

National Neurosurgery Awareness Week Kicks Off During Annual Meeting of the AANS

...lly invasive procedures, called vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty may be considered as treatment options. Recent advances in spinal procedures have reduced the need for invasive surgery, in many cases. . Chronic Pain – It is estimated that 30 to 40 million Americans a year suffer from pain that does not res...

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