Vertebroplasty reduces pain but has a high incidence of vertebral fractures
Effect of vertebroplasty on pain relief, quality of life, and the incidence of new vertebral fractures: a 12-month randomized follow-up, controlled trialJ Bone Miner Res. 2012 May;27(5):1159-66. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.1564
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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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