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Cavity SpineWand
Donald V. La Barge, III, MD, MBA
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Pre-Procedure

      • Procedure

        • Post-Procedure

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Synonyms

            • Coblation (ArthroCare; Sunnyvale, California), tumor debulking void-enhanced vertebroplasty
          • Definitions

            • Cavity creation via plasma field ablation of vertebral body neoplasms prior to cement injection/vertebral augmentation

          PRE-PROCEDURE

          • Indications

            • Getting Started

              PROCEDURE

              • Patient Position/Location

                • Equipment Preparation

                  • Procedure Steps

                    • Findings and Reporting

                      • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                        POST-PROCEDURE

                        • Expected Outcome

                          • Things to Do

                            • Things to Avoid

                              OUTCOMES

                              • Problems

                                • Complications

                                  Selected References

                                  1. ArthroCare Spine. http://www.arthrocarespine.com/us/softTissue.aspx. Accessed July 22, 2010
                                  2. Georgy BA et al: Plasma-mediated radiofrequency ablation assisted percutaneous cement injection for treating advanced malignant vertebral compression fractures. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 28(4):700-5, 2007
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                                  References
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Terminology

                                    • Pre-Procedure

                                      • Procedure

                                        • Post-Procedure

                                          TERMINOLOGY

                                          • Synonyms

                                            • Coblation (ArthroCare; Sunnyvale, California), tumor debulking void-enhanced vertebroplasty
                                          • Definitions

                                            • Cavity creation via plasma field ablation of vertebral body neoplasms prior to cement injection/vertebral augmentation

                                          PRE-PROCEDURE

                                          • Indications

                                            • Getting Started

                                              PROCEDURE

                                              • Patient Position/Location

                                                • Equipment Preparation

                                                  • Procedure Steps

                                                    • Findings and Reporting

                                                      • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                                                        POST-PROCEDURE

                                                        • Expected Outcome

                                                          • Things to Do

                                                            • Things to Avoid

                                                              OUTCOMES

                                                              • Problems

                                                                • Complications

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. ArthroCare Spine. http://www.arthrocarespine.com/us/softTissue.aspx. Accessed July 22, 2010
                                                                  2. Georgy BA et al: Plasma-mediated radiofrequency ablation assisted percutaneous cement injection for treating advanced malignant vertebral compression fractures. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 28(4):700-5, 2007