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Efficacy of percutaneous vertebral augmentation and use of physical therapy intervention following vertebral compression fractures in older adults: a systematic review.
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PMID:  19839179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic literature review was to summarize information on the efficacy of percutaneous vertebral augmentation (PVA) and the incorporation of physical therapy intervention following PVA for vertebral compression fractures (VCF). METHODS: Literature searches were completed using the Cochrane Library: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Cochrane Reviews); Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): National Guideline Clearinghouse; Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro); Medline; and Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) through August 2005. RESULTS: Seventeen relevant studies were identified. They reported favorable outcomes (eg, earlier mobility, decreased pain, and improved spinal posture) after PVA. No study addressed physical therapy intervention after PVA. CONCLUSION: PVA appears to be an effective treatment option for individuals with VCF. However, research dealing with physical therapy after PVA is needed.
Patricia A Cahoj; Jeanne L Cook; Barbara S Robinson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of geriatric physical therapy (2001)     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1539-8412     ISO Abbreviation:  J Geriatr Phys Ther     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-20     Completed Date:  2009-12-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101142169     Medline TA:  J Geriatr Phys Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health and Human Services, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Fractures, Compression / etiology,  rehabilitation*,  surgery
Osteoporosis / complications
Pain / etiology,  rehabilitation
Pain Measurement
Physical Therapy Modalities*
Quality of Life
Spinal Fractures / etiology,  rehabilitation*,  surgery

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