Vertebroplasty provides pain relief for osteoporotic fractures at a greater cost
Vertebroplasty versus conservative treatment in acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (Vertos II): An open-label randomised trialLancet. 2010 Sep 25;376(9746):1085-92. Epub 2010 Aug 9.
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202 patients over the age of 50 with symptomatic radiologically confirmed vertebral compression fracture were randomized to percutaneous vertebroplasty or conservative management. At 1 year, it was observed that percutaneous vertebroplasty offered quicker and greater pain relief in comparison to conservative treatment, at a justifiable expense.
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