Percutaneous vertebroplasty is not done for
a. Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a newer technique in which a medical grade cement is injected though a needle into a painful fractured vertebral body.
b. This stabilizes the fracture, allowing most patients to discontinue or significantly decrease analgesics and resume normal activity.
c. The impact of this procedure on the morbidity and expense associated with symptomatic osteoporotic vertebral compression is significant.
d. Patients who are unresponsive to conservative therapy of bed rest, analgesics, and back bracing should be considered for vertebroplasty.
e. The success rate for this procedure in treating osteoporotic fracturesQ is 73 to 90 percent. Vertebroplasty can effectively treat aggressive hemangiomas Q of the vertebral body and may be palliative in patients with malignant pathologic fractures Q.
f. This procedure is contraindicated in patients with active infection and untreated coagulopathy.