SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.35 issue2Epidemiological characteristics of abdominal trauma at the hospital viedma, Cochabamba, BoliviaChanglng cell identity to create true personalized medicine author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Gaceta Médica Boliviana

Print version ISSN 1012-2966On-line version ISSN 2227-3662


TRIGO LOUBIERE, Juan Carlos; VARGAS SOTO, Arnold; CORTEZ CHAVARRIA, Sirley  and  ROJAS SALAZAR, Enrique Gonzalo. Percutaneous vertebroplasty with Hydroxyapatite. Experience in 18 patients.. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2012, vol.35, n.2, pp.72-75. ISSN 1012-2966.

Objectives: analyze the characteristics and outcomes of percutaneous vertebroplasty in the treatment of fractures or spinal injuries, transmit our experience of the advantages of this technique and its applications in surgery. Methods: we performed a study of observa-tional and cross-sectional, in 18 patients, 10 were female, of which 8 were for osteoporotic fractures, trauma and 2, and 8 male patients of which 6 were for trauma, and only two consequence of osteoporosis. Results: according to the study and monitoring of the cases it was found that the technique of vertebroplasty with hydroxyapatite promotes the development and treatment of patients with vertebral fracture, reducing their symptoms and ensuring the stability of the patient. Conclusions: the technique of vertebroplasty with hydroxyapatite is an important contribution to vertebral fracture cases in which they quickly resolved indication, hydroxyapatite is a natural phosphate bone tissue which ensures in many cases bone reformation facilitating patient outcomes.

Keywords : vertebroplasty; trauma; hydroxyapatite; hemangioma.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License