May-June 2016

Introduction

Spine Augmentation

Orlando Ortiz

Guest Editor Orlando Ortiz

A lot has happened, and not much has happened, in the field of vertebral augmentation since 1984, when a small team of doctors decided to treat a painful hemangioma of the C2 vertebra via a transoral route by placing a bone needle within the … more »

Spine

Safety and Effectiveness of Sacroplasty: A Large Single-Center Experience

Joshua A. Hirsch

Joshua A. Hirsch

Although commonplace today, with upwards of 100,000 procedures performed each year in the US, vertebral augmentation has evolved from truly humble beginnings. In 2016 it is an integral component of minimally invasive treatment for spine disease. The AJNR contributed significantly to the early vertebral … more »

Spine

Radiographic Local Control of Spinal Metastases with Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation and Vertebral Augmentation

Adam N. Wallace

Adam N. Wallace

Spinal skeletal-related events (SREs)—defined as pain requiring palliative radiation therapy or surgical intervention, pathologic vertebral compression fracture, epidural spinal cord compression, and hypercalcemia—are associated with declines in physical, functional, and emotional well-being and survival. Most currently available therapies mitigate the pain and disability resulting … more »