Clinical utility of vertebroplasty: elevating the evidence

David F Kallmes, Jeffrey G Jarvik, Richard Harry Osborne, Bryan A Comstock, Margaret Staples, Patrick J Heagerty, Judith A Turner, Rachelle Buchbinder

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We greatly appreciate the opportunity to respond to the commentary by Baerlocher and colleagues (1) in this issue of Radiology with regard to our recently published, randomized, controlled trials of spine augmentation. One trial was performed by an Australian-based group (2,3), and the other, the Investigational Vertebroplasty Efficacy and Safety Trial (INVEST), was performed by a U.S.-based group that also included multiple international sites (4,5).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675 - 680
Number of pages6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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