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Kyphoplasty treatment at VIVA: A Case Study

In 2020, Case Studies, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Volume 13 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Patient Presentation: Loretta McMenamin injured her back lifting a vacuum. The pain was intense, and the treatments she was receiving did not bring relief. When an MRI revealed T10 and T12 vertebral fractures as well as degenerative disease, Ms. McMenamin’s doctor referred her to Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA). Consultation and Evaluation At VIVA, Ms. McMenamin explained the fractures …

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Varicose Vein Treatment at (VIVA): A Case Study

In Case Studies, Doherty, Newsletter, Volume 12 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Patient Presentation: Helen Jeannette Cox had been a nurse in the military for many years and was on her feet for 10-12 hours or more during her hospital shifts. Ms. Cox had a family history of varicose veins and recognized her symptoms early in their onset. The chronic swelling and pain, aching and throbbing, discoloration, and bulging veins were undeniable …

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Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty Provide Rapid Relief For Patients with Vertebral Compression Fractures

In 2009, Case Studies, Doherty, McLaughlin, Newsletter, Volume 1 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Most patients referred to Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) for vertebroplasty or a related procedure, kyphoplasty, experience rapid pain relief from vertebral compression fractures. Interventional radiologists use imaging guidance to inject medical-grade bone cement into the