The controversy over vertebroplasty: an analysis of the debate and proposals for a way forward

Johnson, Jane, Rogers, Wendy and Jeffree, Rosalind L. (2012) The controversy over vertebroplasty: an analysis of the debate and proposals for a way forward. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 56 4: 449-451. doi:10.1111/j.1754-9485.2012.02409.x


Author Johnson, Jane
Rogers, Wendy
Jeffree, Rosalind L.
Title The controversy over vertebroplasty: an analysis of the debate and proposals for a way forward
Journal name Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1754-9477
1754-9485
Publication date 2012
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/j.1754-9485.2012.02409.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 56
Issue 4
Start page 449
End page 451
Total pages 3
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Abstract This paper examines the ongoing and often heated debate about the merits or otherwise of percutaneous vertebroplasty as a treatment for painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures. In spite of the proliferation of research on this topic there is no agreement over its indications, safety or efficacy. We discuss the ethical issues which arise when new medical interventions such as vertebroplasty are introduced and make suggestions of relevance not just to the case of vertebroplasty, but to the introduction of innovative procedures generally.
Keyword Ethics
New intervention
Vertebroplasty
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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