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"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein. But as we all know " Errare humane est, perseverare et diabolicum ". The risk/benefit ratio must be evaluated wisely in this procedure.

  • The major complications are cement leaks.
  • The second major complication is infection. To avoid this complication, strict sterility during the intervention is mandatory.
  • Temporary pain can be observed after the procedure. The patients are usually free of symptoms after 24 hours. Post-procedural pain is usually proportional to the volume of glue injected. The majority of these patients had good packing of the vertebral body with more than 4 ml of acrylic glue injected.
  • The risk of allergic accidents and hypertension is limited in these procedures, because the quantities of acrylic glue injected in percutaneous cementoplasty are far less than those used in orthopedic surgery.