ACE Report #12085
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No reduction in surgical time or radiation exposure with new vertebral access devices in kyphoplasty

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Prospective randomized comparison of early versus newer-generation vertebral access devices for kyphoplasty

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2019 Nov;139(11):1571-1577.

Contributing Authors: F Schwarz A Lawson McLean AL Steinberg C Ewald R Kalff A Waschke

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91 compression fractured vertebral bodies in 65 patients were randomized to receive a balloon kyphoplasty with vertebral access achieved with the use of a Joline Vertebrae Access Device or one of two newer generation access devices (Joline RapidIntro Vertebrae Introducer Device; Joline SpeedTrack Vertebra Introducer Device). The primary outcomes of interest include operative time, intra-operative ...

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