Bone health

Vertebroplasty MBS bid a step closer

A recent MJA article puts vertebroplasty back in the spotlight, ahead of next year’s MSAC decision on whether the controversial procedure for osteoporotic spinal fractures should be granted limited Medicare subsidies. The procedure –which involves injecting polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) into the fractured vertebral body– was removed from the MBS in 2011 after a systematic literature review by Medicare ...

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