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Volume:2 Issue:2 Number:62 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #4757
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Percutaneous vertebroplasty improves pain and quality of life in patients with VCF

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Randomized controlled trial of percutaneous vertebroplasty versus optimal medical management for the relief of pain and disability in acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures

J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 May;14(5):561-9. doi: 10.3171/2010.12.SPINE10286. Epub 2011 Mar 4

Contributing Authors: MR Farrokhi E Alibai Z Maghami

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82 patients with vertebral compression fractures (VCF) were randomized to either percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV) or optimal medical therapy (OMT) to compare their efficacy in improving pain and quality of life (QOL). Percutaneous vertebroplasty led to a short-term (6 months) improvement in pain and long-term (36 months) improvement in QOL when compared to optimal medical therapy. Thus, this study...

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