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Prophylactic injection of methylmetacrylate in vertebrae located between two previously cemented levels does not prevent a subsequent compression fracture in a patient with bone fragility

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Uebelhart, Brigitte
Casez, Pierre
Published in Joint, Bone, Spine. 2008, vol. 75, no. 3, p. 322-324
Abstract A 68-year-old woman with a fragility fracture of the fourth lumbar vertebra was treated with a first vertebroplasty using methylmetacrylate with an initial good pain relief. Early painful recurrent vertebral fractures led to iterative vertebroplasties. Furthermore prophylactic treatment with methylmetacrylate of a non-fractured vertebra located between two previously injected ones did not prevent its collapse. This case report underlines the lack of a clear evaluation benefit/risk ratio of these procedures in patients with non-malignant bone fragility.
Keywords AgedBone CementsFemaleFractures, Compression/prevention & controlFractures, SpontaneousHumansInjectionsLumbar VertebraeMethylmethacrylate/administration & dosageRecurrenceSpinal Fractures/therapy
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PMID: 17977769
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UEBELHART, Brigitte et al. Prophylactic injection of methylmetacrylate in vertebrae located between two previously cemented levels does not prevent a subsequent compression fracture in a patient with bone fragility. In: Joint, Bone, Spine, 2008, vol. 75, n° 3, p. 322-324. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:2550

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