Vertebroplasty versus kyphoplasty: No difference in long-term pain and function
Percutaneous vertebroplasty versus balloon kyphoplasty for treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture: a meta-analysis of randomised and non-randomised controlled trialsInt Orthop. 2011 Sep;35(9):1349-58. doi: 10.1007/s00264-011-1283-x. Epub 2011 Jun 3
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Eight studies (randomized and non-randomized controlled trials) involving 848 patients were identified to determine which treatment, vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty, was more effective in treating vertebral compression fractures. While vertebroplasty was observed to be more effective in short-term pain relief, kyphoplasty produced superior capability for intermediate-term functional improvement. How...
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