Quantitative Volumetry of Cement Leakage in Viscosity-controlled Vertebroplasty
Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques, 07/02/2012
Gstöttner M et al. – The use of viscosity–controlled vertebroplasty led to a decrease in the leakage rate from 58.3% to 42.1%. Leakage into the basivertebral vein with the risk of compression of nerval structures was reduced to almost 50% when viscosimetry was performed. It revealed to be a helpful tool for more unexperienced surgeons to assess the appropriate viscosity for vertebroplasty.