Chronic Pain Management
Value of bone SPECT-CT to predict chronic pain relief after percutaneous vertebroplasty in vertebral fractures
Solá M, Pérez R, Cuadras P, et al (Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol. Badalona, Spain) Spine J 11:1102-1107, 2011§
Longer life span has resulted in increased risk of vertebral osteoporotic fractures. Among minimally invasive procedures, percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV) has shown excellent results in the treatment of chronic vertebral pain. The role of preintervention bone single photon emission computed tomography–computed tomography (SPECT-CT) has not been clearly established for the management of these patients.