Guidelines: Percutaneous Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

Indications:

  1. Recent vertebral compression fractures due to osteoporosis, myeloma, metastasis and vertebral angioma with intractable pain with no neurological symptoms
  2. Painful chronic osteoporotic vertebral fractures showing non-union on the STIR sequence of MR imaging

Contraindications:

  1. Coagulation disorders
  2. Unstable fractures
  3. Complete vertebral collapse ( Vertebra Plana )

 

Reviewed & Amended May 2011

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