Percutaneous Vertebroplasty or Kyphoplasty

G. C. Anselmetti, M. Muto, Giuseppe Guglielmi, S. Masala

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Percutaneous vertebral augmentation techniques performed with vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty are safe and effective for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures, primary or secondary spine tumors, and selected traumatic fractures. This article compares the procedures and outlines their advantages and disadvantages. It concludes that vertebroplasty should be performed in most cases, but kyphoplasty is preferable in selected cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-649
Number of pages9
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2010


  • Fracture
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • PMMA
  • Vertebroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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