Percutaneous vertebroplasty-induced adjacent vertebral compression fracture Full Text
Eom KS et al. – This is the first case report of adjacent VCF that developed almost immediately after PV. Although the exact mechanism underlying this rare complication remains unclear, authors assume that the VCF was induced by PV, although this was not proven. However, they suggest that the insertion of the cannula into the fracture line induced the iatrogenic dynamic mobility of the fractured vertebra. Reduction was caused by the cannula and positional gravity. The upward reduction may have had an effect on the upper and adjacent vertebrae.