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Volume:1 Issue:4 Number:131 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #4640
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Vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty improve pain and function after vertebral compression fracture

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Meta-analysis of vertebral augmentation compared with conservative treatment for osteoporotic spinal fractures

J Bone Miner Res. 2013 Feb;28(2):372-82. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.1762

Contributing Authors: PA Anderson AB Froyshteter Tontz WL

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Dr. Anderson discusses vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for the treatment of vertebral compression fracture


Six studies were included in this analysis which considered the effectiveness of cement augmentation procedures - vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty - in the treatment of vertebral compression fractures. The surgical procedures were compared to control groups of sham or conservative treatment on the basis of pain, functional, and quality of life outcomes, along with incidence of secondary surgery. Res...

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