June 2013

Introduction

News and Controversies in Vertebral Augmentation

Alessandro Cianfoni

Alessandro Cianfoni

In 1987, Deramond and Galimbert introduced the vertebral augmentation (VA) technique, which spread widely as an effective procedure to treat painful vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). In 2009, the New England Journal of Medicine published the INVEST and Australian trials,1,2 the first  two randomized … more »

Spine

Post–Vertebral Augmentation Back Pain: Evaluation and Management

Shahmir Kamalian

Shahmir Kamalian

Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly population, causing considerable pain and disability, which lead to a substantial decline in quality of life. Multiple studies, including randomized controlled trials, have shown the beneficial effects … more »