Category Archive for: ‘Vertebralplasty’

Studies Question Using Cement for Spine Injuries

August 6, 2009 By DENISE GRADY New York Times Two new studies cast serious doubt on a widely used and expensive treatment for painful fractures in the spine. The treatment, vertebroplasty, injects an acrylic cement into bones in the spinal column to ease the pain from cracks caused by osteoporosis, the bone-thinning disorder common in older people. Doctors began performing …

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