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Volume:1 Issue:5 Number:210 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #4835
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Outcomes in balloon kyphoplasty for VCF not affected by the timing of curette use

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

A randomized trial comparing 2 techniques of balloon kyphoplasty and curette use for obtaining vertebral body height restoration and angular-deformity correction in vertebral compression fractures due to osteoporosis

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Mar;34(3):666-75. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A3363. Epub 2012 Nov 22

Contributing Authors: L Bastian F Schils JB Tillman G Fueredi

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112 osteoporotic patients were randomized to determine the effect of curette use in balloon kyphoplasty. Subjects were allocated to receive a curette-first procedure, whereby the curette was used prior to the inflation of the bone tamps, or an inflatable-bone-tamps (IBT)-first procedure, performed with IBT inflation, then curette use, and followed by a second IBT inflation. Imaging assessments wer...

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