Vertebroplasty in Treatment of Vertebral Pathology

Manukovsky V., ŐÓnaschuk V., Karabaev I.

Medicomilitary Academy, Saint Petersburg, Russia


Transcutaneous transpedicular vertebroplasty is a neuroradiologic procedure, during which rapid-hardening bone cement is injected into a body of a partially collapsed vertebra. Its main purpose is stabilization of an injured vertebral-motor segment, achievement of analgesic and antineoplastic effect. The latest studies have proved high efficacy of vertebroplasty in treatment of cases with traumatic compression fractures of vertebrae, pathologic fractures due to osteoporosis, tumors of the spine and aggressive hemangiomas of vertebral bodies. There were 48 cases with different disease and traumas of the spine, operated in the Clinic of Neurosurgery. We used the Striker standard set for vertebroplasty. Interventions were performed in an X-ray operating room, equipped with a fluoroscope. All the operations let to achievement of a stable analgesic effect, restoration of a supporting function of vertebral bodies, reduction of treatment duration, early activation and social adaptation of cases.