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Curved Needle as Safe, Effective as Traditional Vertebral Augmentation Techniques


Background: A technique for vertebral augmentation was recently introduced and involves using a blunt-tipped curved needle. This is the first large series evaluating the curved needle technique versus the traditional non-curved needle technique. Objective: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the curved needle compared with traditional techniques. Complication rates and procedure time were also studied. Design/Participants: Single center, retrospective analysis of 185 patien more...
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