Percutaneous pediculoplasty in osteoporotic compression fractures

J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2004 Aug;15(8):869-74. doi: 10.1097/01.RVI.0000136969.96466.99.


Percutaneous pediculoplasty is a vertebroplasty-complementary technique that can be carried out with one needle for each single approach. This report describes five cases of osteoporotic vertebral and pedicular compression fractures that were treated with percutaneous vertebroplasty and bilateral pediculoplasty with use of polymethylmethacrylate and high-quality fluoroscopic guidance. All patients reported complete pain relief. This is a safe, fast, and effective treatment for osteoporotic compression fractures with pedicle compromise.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bone Cements
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Fractures, Compression / diagnostic imaging
  • Fractures, Compression / etiology
  • Fractures, Compression / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Lumbar Vertebrae / diagnostic imaging
  • Lumbar Vertebrae / surgery*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Osteoporosis / complications*
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate / administration & dosage
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Bone Cements
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate