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Volume:1 Issue:12 Number:51 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #4650
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Balloon Kyphoplasty Reduces Back Pain in Acute Vertebral Compression Fractures

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

Balloon Kyphoplasty for the Treatment of Acute Vertebral Compression Fractures: 2-Year Results From a Randomized Trial

J Bone Miner Res. 2011 Jul;26(7):1627-37. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.364

Contributing Authors: S Boonen J Van Meirhaeghe L Bastian SR Cummings J Ranstam JB Tillman R Eastell K Talmadge D Wardlaw

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300 patients with one to three vertebral fractures were randomized to be treated with either kyphoplasty (n=149) or nonsurgical therapy (n=151) to compare both methods in fracture repair. After 2-year assessment of quality of life, function, disability, and pain, kyphoplasty reduced pain and improved function, disability, and quality of life without increasing the risk of additional vertebral frac...

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