Bone health

Vertebroplasty to be re-listed on the MBS for osteoporotic fractures

Almost a decade after vertebroplasty for osteoporotic fractures was removed from the MBS amid questions about its benefits, it is set to be returned for a select group of patients. The Medicare Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) has recommended the controversial procedure be funded for severely painful thoracolumbar osteoporotic fractures of three weeks’ duration or less, ...

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