Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, May 4th, 2003
Bone-thinning osteoporosis can cause people to lose height and suffer serious pain as their vertebrae crack. Using procedures called vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty, doctors can stabilize or even prop back up the crushed bone with injections of bone cement.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has never approved that specific use of bone cement, although the procedures have been increasingly offered since...
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