What are contraindications to minimally invasive vertebral augmentation

• Vertebral fractures associated with a high-velocity injury mechanism

• Vertebral fractures associated with retropulsed bone and/or discontinuity of the posterior vertebral body cortical margin

• Pain unrelated to vertebral body collapse

• Vertebral osteomyelitis in the vertebra considered for injection

• Severe vertebral collapse (vertebra plana) that makes injection technically impossible

• Patients with coagulopathy

• Severe cardiopulmonary difficulties

• Chronic fractures

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