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Sacroplasty: beyond the beginning
  1. Joshua A Hirsch1,
  2. John D Barr2,
  3. Gregg H Zoarski3
  1. 1Department of NeuroEndovascular Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  2. 2California Center for Neurointerventional Surgery, La Jolla, California, USA
  3. 3NeuroInterventional Surgery, Christiana Hospital, Newark, Delaware, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joshua A Hirsch, Department of NeuroEndovascular Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA; hirsch{at}

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In the article by Kortman and colleagues on percutaneous sacroplasty for the treatment of osteoporotic insufficiency fractures and neoplastic lesions, the authors report on their extensive multi-institutional experience in treating these typically fragile and debilitated patients.1 Readers of JNIS may already be aware that this represents the largest published series evaluating the safety and effectiveness of sacroplasty.

Throughout its relatively short life span, JNIS has featured issues of scientific and clinical import both in the area of minimally invasive spine as well as other percutaneous interventions.2–6 Indeed, JNIS has often featured innovative articles that seem to extend across traditional boundaries.7–10 NeuroInterventionalists played a major role in the development of percutaneous vertebral augmentation and …

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