Abstract

Elastoplasty: A New Technique for Treatment of steoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures

Objective: Vertebral compression fractures (VCF) cause significant disability and pain and are usually treated by vertebroplasty using polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), which has several drawbacks, including fractures and exothermic neural damage associated to lea-kage. VK100 silicone is a new polymer for vertebroplasty to resolve these disadvantages.

Material and Methods: This study follows the evolution of seventy patients with VCF who received a VK100 elastoplasty. The period of follow up was a year average.

Results: Four patients had asymptomatic silicone leakage, none had neural damage and, at the end of follow up, there had been no adjacent fractures. Patients reported less pain.

Conclusion: We conclude VK100 is a good option for vertebroplasty to treat osteoporotic spinal compression fractures.


Author(s):

Villarejo F, Mansilla B* and Budke M



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