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Volume:1 Issue:5 Number:66 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #293
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The efficacy of kyphoplasty in the treatment of vertebral compression fractures


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

Efficacy and safety of balloon kyphoplasty compared with non-surgical care for vertebral compression fracture (FREE): A randomised controlled trial

Lancet. 2009 Mar 21;373:1016-24. Epub 2009 Feb 24

Contributing Authors: D Wardlaw SR Cummings J Van Meirhaeghe L Bastian JB Tillman J Ranstam R Eastell P Shabe K Talmadge S Boonen

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Synopsis

300 patients with one to three vertebral fractures were randomized to receive balloon kyphoplasty or non-surgical treatment to assess the efficacy and safety of kyphoplasty. There were significant improvements in quality of life, pain, and function measures at one month follow-up in the kyphoplasty group when compared to the non-surgical group. However, these differences diminished over time and w...

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