The Ewha Medical Journal
Ewha Womans University School of Medicine
Case Report

The Use of Bone Cement for Vertebral Stabilization

Ki Hong Choi, Chung Nam Kang, Jin Man Wang, Kwan Jae Roh, Woo Sup Youn
Corresponding author: Woo Sup Youn. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.

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Published Online: Jul 24, 2015


Diseases or traumas involving the spine occasionally cause severe vertebral body collapse to result in either spinal instability or neural deficit, or both. In methods of treatment, conventional decompressive laminectomy results in neural improvement, but it can cause local instability of spine and lead progressive neural deficit. Vertebral stabilization by using bone cement(methylmethacrylate) provides immediate stabilization and avoids bulky external-fixation devices and external supports. We report two cases of thoracic spinal stabilization by using bone cement.

Keywords: Spine; Instability; Neural defict; Bone cement; Stabilization