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Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty: New treatment strategies for fractures in the osteoporotic spine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16263607     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During the last decade, two new treatment modalities for osteoporotic vertebral fractures have gained more interest: percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty. The techniques and the short-term clinical results and complications have been presented but there is no scientific evidence-based information regarding the efficacy of the procedures, such as randomized controlled trials (RCT). Instead, we have to rely on prospective and retrospective uncontrolled short-term observational studies and case-control studies. These studies have shown consistently that the short-term results after the procedures are favorable as regards both pain relief and functional status. It is currently unknown, however, whether a vertebroplasty or a kyphoplasty gives a better outcome than nonoperative treatment, and whether the long-term results are as favorable as the short-term results.
Magnus K Karlsson; Ralph Hasserius; Paul Gerdhem; Karl J Obrant; Acke Ohlin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica     Volume:  76     ISSN:  1745-3674     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-02     Completed Date:  2005-11-28     Revised Date:  2009-12-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231512     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  620-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinical and Molecular Osteoporoses Research Unit, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, SE-205 02 Malmö, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Kyphosis / etiology,  surgery
Lumbar Vertebrae / surgery
Osteoporosis / complications,  surgery*
Postoperative Complications / etiology
Risk Factors
Spinal Fractures / etiology,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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