Vertebroplasty may work after all

Vertebroplasty for osteoporotic fracture does work, it’s just that it’s been trialled in the wrong people, says a Sydney rheumatologist.

The controversial procedure was stripped of its Medicare rebate in 2011 after reviews of trials failed to show any benefit in patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.

But Dr Paul Bird, an Associate Professor at the University of New