A novel percutaneous system for bone graft delivery and containment for elevation and stabilization of vertebral compression fractures. Technical note.

Sandi Lam*, Larry T. Khoo

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

OBJECT: Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are minimally invasive procedures used to treat persistently symptomatic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). Both interventions usually involve injection of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). The purpose of this technical note was to review the theory and surgical technique for a novel percutaneous system for fracture reduction and stabilization of VCFs by using bone graft. METHODS: This technical note highlights the Optimesh system as an alternative method of minimally invasive VCF reduction and stabilization with the delivery of a bone graft containment device. Instead of using PMMA as in vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty, this system allows the delivery of allograft and/or autograft bone, with its osteoinductive, osteoconductive, and osteogenic properties. CONCLUSIONS: This system allows for restoration of sagittal alignment of the spine with direct control of bone graft delivery by using a mesh graft containment device that allows for ingrowth of new bone and vascular tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e10
JournalNeurosurgical focus
Volume18
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 15 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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