Vertebral Augmentation: Is It Time to Get Past the Pain? A Consensus Statement from the Sardinia Spine and Stroke Congress

Joshua A. Hirsch, Chiara Zini, Giovanni Carlo Anselmetti, Francisco Ardura, Douglas Beall, Matteo Bellini, Allan Brook, Alessandro Cianfoni, Olivier Clerk-Lamalice, Bassem Georgy, Gianluca Maestretti, Luigi Manfré, Mario Muto, Orlando Ortiz, Luca Saba, Alexis Kelekis, Dimitrios K. Filippiadis, Stefano Marcia, Salvatore Masala

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Abstract

Vertebral augmentation has been used to treat painful vertebral compression fractures and metastatic lesions in millions of patients around the world. An international group of subject matter experts have considered the evidence, including but not limited to mortality. These considerations led them to ask whether it is appropriate to allow the subjective measure of pain to so dominate the clinical decision of whether to proceed with augmentation. The discussions that ensued are related below.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1431
JournalMedicina (Lithuania)
Volume58
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2022

Keywords

  • ablation
  • augmentation
  • future
  • kyphosis
  • pain
  • target
  • treatment
  • vertebroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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