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Vertebroplasty appears no better than placebo for painful osteoporotic spinal fractures, and has potential to cause harm

Paul J Graziotti
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (3): 174-175.
Published online: 1 February 2010

To the Editor: The editorial by Buchbinder et al suggesting that the effectiveness of vertebroplasty has been determined by the two studies she and her co-authors published1 is misleading.

  • Paul J Graziotti

  • Cambridge Pain Management Centre, Perth, WA.

Correspondence: grazfam@iinet.net.au

Competing interests:

Stryker Pty Ltd (medical device company) paid my costs of travel and accommodation to participate in an instructional course on vertebroplasty.

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