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Volume:2 Issue:1 Number:24 ISSN#:2563-5476
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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #5653
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Unilateral kyphoplasty recommended over bilateral for vertebral compression fracture


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Unilateral Versus Bilateral Balloon Kyphoplasty for Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures

Pain Physician. 2013 Sep-Oct;16(5):447-53

Contributing Authors: J Lin L Zhang HL Yang

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Synopsis

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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