Showing Case Studies for: Kyphoplasty / vertebroplasty

Extrapedicular Vertebral Augmentation to Treat T7-T8 Vertebral Compression Fractures with Retropulsion

AVAflex® curved vertebral augmentation needle
Presented by: J. Afshar MD
An 82-year-old Caucasian female with osteoporosis presented with excruciating (9/10) mid-thoracic back pain following a fall backward approximately one week prior.

Balloon Kyphoplasty for Acute T8 Compression Fracture

11G AVAmax® vertebral balloon and AVAflex® curved needle
Presented by: H. Brown MD
A 97-year old osteoporotic female presented with a four-day history of progressively worsening atraumatic back pain. She refused to sit, walk or lay on her side due to the severity of her pain. Pain was reported as 10/10.

Unipedicular Kyphoplasty and Targeted Cement Placement for T12 Fracture

AVAmax® vertebral balloon and AVAflex® vertebral augmentation needle
Presented by: J. Afshar MD
The patient is an active 82-year-old female with a history of osteoporosis. She presents with severe back pain that suddenly developed and has troubled her the past six to eight weeks. The patient felt no radicular pain.

Lytic Lesion of the C2 Body

Presented by: S. Lewis MD
The patient is a 71-year-old female with progressive neck pain. She’s neurologically intact and has decreased neck ROM. How would you treat her? See how one spine surgeon chose to treat this elderly patient.
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