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Volume:1 Issue:7 Number:44 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #4469
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Vertebroplasty reduces pain but has a high incidence of vertebral fractures

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

Effect of vertebroplasty on pain relief, quality of life, and the incidence of new vertebral fractures: a 12-month randomized follow-up, controlled trial

J Bone Miner Res. 2012 May;27(5):1159-66. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.1564

Contributing Authors: J Blasco A Martinez-Ferrer J Macho L San Roman J Pomés J Carrasco A Monegal N Guañabens P Peris

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125 patients with osteoporotic vertebral fractures (VF) were randomized to receive either vertebroplasty (VP) or conservative treatment to compare clinical outcomes and to assess the incidence of new vertebral fractures. The assessment at 12 months revealed that vertebroplasty was associated with greater short-term pain relief and early improvement in quality of life than those who received conser...

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