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Therefore, only if cement were injected into the disc space would one expect disc mechanics to be altered and subsequently alter spine kinematics. Clinically, a preliminary report has suggested that the incidence of fractures in adjacent levels is no higher than that in remote levels . 0 mL) of PMMA . A recent clinical report showed that injection of 2–3 mL into the thoracic and 3–5 mL into the lumbar regions resulted in 97% moderate to complete pain relief . These results suggest that pain relief may be achieved with volumes consistent with those needed to restore mechanical integrity ex vivo ; however, no correlation of level treated, volume injected, and clinical outcome has been explicitly reported.
The two radiopaque markers along the tamp should be within the bone, ensuring proper positioning of the device. ensuring that the two radiographic markers, positioned at either end of the otherwise radiolucent balloon, are anterior to the posterior VB cortex. To provide more uniform compression within the cylindrically shaped bone, the balloon is ‘‘cinched’’ at its waist. This effectively creates anterior and posterior tamps instead of one large sphere that would have a tendency to expand maximally in the center.
This chapter focuses on those biomechanical investigations. II. MECHANISMS OF PAIN RELIEF According to the literature, pain relief after PV treatment is experienced by approximately 90% of patients with osteoporotic VCFs [18,21] and approximately 60–70% of patients with various tumors [22,23]. Although the definitive mechanism of pain relief remains unidentified, proposed © 2004 by Marcel Dekker, Inc. mechanisms include mechanical stabilization [24,25] and thermal or chemical interaction with vertebral periosteal [26,27] or intraosseous pain receptors .
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