Vertebroplasty no more effective than placebo in treating osteoporotic spinal fractures
A Randomized Trial of Vertebroplasty for Osteoporotic Spinal FracturesN Engl J Med. 2009 Aug 6;361(6):569-79.
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131 patients suffering from chronic pain due to vertebral compression fractures (1-3) were randomized to receive either a vertebroplasty or a sham procedure. The goal of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of vertebroplasty in the treatment of painful vertebral fractures. At the one month follow-up, both the vertebroplasty and placebo groups demonstrated improvements in pain measures from base...
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