Vertebroplasty ineffective in reducing pain for osteoporotic vertebral fractures
A Randomized Trial of Vertebroplasty for Painful Osteoporotic Vertebral FracturesN Engl J Med. 2009 Aug 6;361(6):557-68.
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78 patients suffering from acute back pain, caused by osteoporotic vertebral fractures, were randomized to undergo vertebroplasty or a sham procedure. The goal of this study was to assess if vertebroplasy was an efficacious treatment for pain caused by vertebral fractures. The results from this study at 1, 3 and 6 month follow-ups indicated that vertebroplasty had no additional benefits when compa...
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