Vertebral Augmentation with a Flexible Curved Needle: Preliminary Results in 17 Consecutive Patients

Allan L. Brook, Todd S. Miller, Avital Fast, Timothy Nolan, Joaquim Farinhas, Keivan Shifteh

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Abstract

This report details a trial demonstrating the viability of a blunt-tipped curved needle for use as a cement injection device for vertebral body augmentation. Between January and September 2007, 17 consecutive patients (eight men and nine women; average age, 76 years; age range, 52-97 years) underwent vertebral body augmentation with a blunt-tipped curved nitinol injection needle via a single pedicle to treat pain due to acute vertebral body compression fractures. All patients were successfully treated without complication. The results of the trial demonstrate that a curved blunt-tipped nitinol needle is a viable alternative to a rigid injection cannula when performing vertebral body augmentation with cement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1785-1789
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume19
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2008

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Vertebral Augmentation with a Flexible Curved Needle : Preliminary Results in 17 Consecutive Patients. / Brook, Allan L.; Miller, Todd S.; Fast, Avital; Nolan, Timothy; Farinhas, Joaquim; Shifteh, Keivan.

In: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Vol. 19, No. 12, 12.2008, p. 1785-1789.

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