The surgeon's real dose exposure during balloon kyphoplasty procedure and evaluation of the cement delivery system: a prospective study

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    Balloon kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive spinal surgery associated with significant radiation exposure for both patient and surgeon. We present here a way to considerably reduce the amount of radiation received by the surgeon during this procedure using a new injection system: the Cement Delivery System (CDS). The radiation dose to the fingers, wrists and legs was reduced by more than 80% when using the CDS.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1758-1764
    JournalEuropean Spine Journal
    Issue number8
    StatePublished - 30 Jan 2013

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