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introduction

Percutaneous Cementoplasty (PC, vertebral packing, vertebroplasty) with acrylic glue (polymethylmethacrylate: PMMA) is a procedure aimed at preventing vertebral body collapse and pain in patients with pathological vertebral bodies. Percutaneous cementoplasty is a promising therapeutic technique for pain control in patients with bone failure. The first Percutaneous Cementoplasty was performed by H. Deramond who originated the method in 1984. Since 1984 the interest for Percutaneous Cementoplasty has grown up and many technical improvements were made. Actually Percutaneous Cementoplasty has become an accepted procedure and the number of cases published is increasing.

Figure 1. Percutaneous Cementoplasty principle: sagittal view , lumbar level, vertebral puncture using posterolateral route, vertebral filling.








Figure 1. Percutaneous Cementoplasty principle: sagittal view , lumbar level, vertebral puncture using posterolateral route, vertebral filling.