Surgical Treatment of Root Injury after Percutaneous Vertebroplasty -Case Report-

Kyoo Seog Shin, Jong Soon Kim, Dong Wha Lee, Jung Seok Kim, Jeong Kuk Heo
2002 Journal of Korean Society of Spine Surgery  
Percutaneous vertebroplasty using PMMA was first performed in France by Deramond in 1984. It was later used to treat vertebral compression fractures caused by osteoporosis. With osteoporotic compression fractures, reported complication were few and minor. However, the principal risk of such a percutaneous technique is the leak of PMMA into the spinal canal or neural foramina. Despite being uncommon, major neurologic complications demand surgical interventions that prevent permanent neurologic
more » ... sfunction. We experienced a case of root compression during percutaneous vertebroplasty, which was treated by early surgical posterior decompression.
doi:10.4184/jkss.2002.9.1.54 fatcat:usskpewr4bbylczemny5pnhzv4