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Spinal collapse treatment. Coloured computed tomography (CT) scan of a needle injecting acrylic bone cement (white) into a 48 year old's vertebra during vertebroplasty, a treatment for collapsed vertebrae. The cement will reinforce the bone and prevent any further damage. Spinal collapse can be caused by degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis or bone cancer.
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