Acute Paraplegia After Vertebroplasty Caused by Epidural Hemorrhage

Birkenmaier, Christof; Seitz, Sebastian; Wegener, Bernd; Glaser, Christian; Ruge, Maximilian I.; von Liebe, Alessandro; von Schulze Pellengahr, Christoph
August 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Aug2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 8, p1827
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents the clinical case of the eighty-two-year old woman with intractable back pain. The patient has undergone multiple vertebral fractures due to the diagnosis of osteoporosis. She was medicated with outpatient therapy and a variety of orally administered analgesics like opioids and oral alendronate, however, she was still immobilized because of pain. Furthermore, the clinical result of this case does not reveal a clear single cause for the complication.


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