William Clark is director of Interventional Radiology at St George Private Hospital in Sydney. After completing radiology training in Sydney, he undertook dual fellowships in Musculoskeletal Radiology at the University of Iowa (USA) and in Interventional Radiology at the Canberra Hospital in Australia’s capital city. He began performing percutaneous vertebroplasty for acute painful osteoporotic fractures in 1999. Since then, he has performed some 3,000 vertebroplasties, the large majority of which were for patients with fractures less than 6 weeks duration and uncontrolled pain.
Dr Clark was co-author with Terry Diamond of the first case series (2003) of vertebroplasty for fractures less than 6 weeks duration. He was an investigator in the INVEST trial (2009), the first blinded trial of vertebroplasty, which changed the evidence based medicine landscape for vertebroplasty. He is lead author of the VAPOUR trial (2016) which is the only blinded trial of vertebroplasty for fractures exclusively less than 6 weeks duration. He is an advocate for early intervention in patients with uncontrolled pain and fractures less than 6 weeks duration and will present evidence to support this approach in clinical practice.
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