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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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TRIGO LOUBIERE, Juan Carlos; VARGAS SOTO, Arnold; CORTEZ CHAVARRIA, Sirley  y  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.

Palabras clave : vertebroplasty; trauma; hydroxyapatite; hemangioma.

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