Unilateral kyphoplasty recommended over bilateral for vertebral compression fracture
Unilateral Versus Bilateral Balloon Kyphoplasty for Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression FracturesPain Physician. 2013 Sep-Oct;16(5):447-53
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Three prospective randomized control trials were identified for inclusion in this meta-analysis comparing the outcomes of unilateral and bilateral balloon kyphoplasty in 151 patients who underwent treatment for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures. Although both treatments effectively reduced pain in patients, it appeared that unilateral surgery may provide some advantages based on reduced...
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