Percutaneous vertebroplasty: a short overview on one year implementation in our hospital
Keywords:vertebroplasty, pain relief, treatment costs
Percutaneous vertebroplasty represents a minimally invasive therapy used to relieve pain for osteoporotic or malignant fractures. In the first year of implementation, a total of 12 patients admitted in Dubrovnik County Hospital during year 2016 underwent this method. All patients were discharged from hospital the same day after procedure with pain relief. There were no complications.
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