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Objectives: to study percutaneous vertebroplasty in the management of compression fractures of thoracolumbar spine regarding its advantages, drawbacks, complications, and outcome. Background: The lifetime risk of a vertebral body compression fracture is 16% for women and 5% for men. Vertebroplasty require the clinician to be experienced in spinal anatomy, fluoroscopic imaging, and the use of these methods to perform interventional procedures. Methods: a retrospective study over a 3-year period, cluster sample of patients. 30 patients with stable compression fractures from January 2018 to January 2021 who were surgically treated by percutaneous vertebroplasty at the Neurosurgery Department, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University. Results: mean VAS and Vertebral body height were significantly improved after treatment compared before treatment with mean changes 5.10±1.39, (95%CI, 4.57-4.57, p