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Volume:1 Issue:10 Number:13 ISSN#:2563-5476
Meta-analysis
ACE Report #5349
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Unilateral and bilateral kyphoplasty both effectively and safely treat OVCFs


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

A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials of Unilateral Versus Bilateral Kyphoplasty for Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures

Pain Physician. 2013 Jul-Aug;16(4):277-90

Contributing Authors: LY Yang XL Wang L Zhou Q Fu

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Synopsis

4 randomized controlled trials consisting of 209 patients were included in this the meta-analysis which compared the efficacy unilateral and bilateral kyphoplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures. The results from the meta-analysis indicated that short- and long-term pain, occurrence of adjacent vertebral fractures in the long-term, incidence of cement leakage, and vertebral height...

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