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Musculoskeletal (MSK)

Welcome to the Musculoskeletal (MSK) section of IR Bites, your go-to source for bite-sized interventional radiology education.

Here, we explore the exciting field of musculoskeletal interventional radiology, where minimally invasive techniques are used to treat a range of conditions affecting the bones, joints, and soft tissues.

Our Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty pages cover the use of cement injection and balloon inflation to treat vertebral fractures caused by osteoporosis or other conditions. Learn about the procedures, how they are performed, and the potential risks and benefits.

Our Ablation page delves into tumour ablation, where a needle-like probe is used to heat or freeze cancerous cells, destroying them without the need for surgery. We explore the various techniques used for ablation in musculoskeletal interventional radiology, including radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation.

At IR Bites, we believe that education should be accessible and easy to understand, which is why we provide bite-sized summaries of key concepts and procedures in musculoskeletal interventional radiology. Whether you are a medical student, junior doctor, or radiology trainee, we hope you will find our content informative and useful.