Vertebral augmentation

Omar Khan, David Kallmes

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Treatment of painful vertebral compression fractures by spinal augmentation was first introduced in 1987 when Galibert et al. injected acrylic cement percutaneously into the vertebral column of patients with vertebral angiomas [1]. Since that time, it has gained acceptance around the world as a minimally invasive and effective procedure to alleviate painful spinal lesions after more conservative treatment options such as drugs and supportive care prove inadequate. Its use has been expanded, especially in the last decade, to treatment of fractures resulting from osteoporosis, metastatic cancer, and multiple myeloma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultiple Myeloma
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis and Treatment
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781461485209
ISBN (Print)9781461485193
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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