Kummell disease is described as avascular necrosis of a vertebral body that occurred in a delayed fashion after a minor trauma. Anterior, posterior, and anterior–posterior approaches have been reported. Nevertheless, there is no standard treatment for patients with Kummell disease.Patient concerns:
We reported a successful cement-augmented pedicle screw placement in a patient with Kummell disease. A 63-year-old woman with serious osteoporosis complained persistent back pain with progressive lower extremities weakness for almost 2 years.Diagnoses:
The diagnosis of Kummell disease was mainly depended on clinical symptoms and imaging examinations.Interventions:
The application of a cement-augmented pedicle screw was designed to treat this illness.Outcomes:
The operation was successful without any complications. The patient stated that symptoms were obviously improved in 1 week after operation.Lessons:
The application of a cement-augmented pedicle screw is an effective treatment option for Kummell disease.