[Percutaneous injection of methyl-metacrylate in osteoporosis and severe vertebral osteolysis (Galibert's technic)]

Ann Chir. 1989;43(5):371-6.
[Article in French]


The authors present their preliminary experiences using methyl-metacrylate by percutaneous injection for the treatment of osteoporosis and osteolysis of the vertebral body and for vertebral angiomas. The injection of cement strengthens the vertebral body and prevents its collapse. The mixture used consist of 4.80 g of powder with 5 cm3 of monomer liquid. The technique is performed with radiological control under neuroleptanalgesia and a local anesthesia before insertion of the needle. This technique gives good results for the treatment of vertebral pain caused by osteoporosis or osteolysis.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Bone Cements / administration & dosage
  • Bone Cements / therapeutic use*
  • Colloids / administration & dosage
  • Colloids / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Injections
  • Male
  • Methylmethacrylate
  • Methylmethacrylates / administration & dosage
  • Methylmethacrylates / therapeutic use*
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteolysis / therapy*
  • Osteoporosis / therapy*
  • Spinal Diseases / therapy*


  • Bone Cements
  • Colloids
  • Methylmethacrylates
  • Methylmethacrylate