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Internal fixation with percutaneous kyphoplasty effectively treats burst fractures


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

Internal fixation with percutaneous kyphoplasty compared with simple percutaneous kyphoplasty for thoracolumbar burst fractures in elderly patients: a prospective randomized controlled trial

Eur Spine J. 2013 Oct;22(10):2256-63

Contributing Authors: D He L Wu X Sheng Q Xiao Y Zhu W Yu F Liu K Zhu

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Synopsis

43 patients, over the age of 65, with a single-level vertebral burst fracture were randomly assigned into 1 of 2 groups to compare the effectiveness of treatment with percutaneous kyphoplasty alone to percutaneous internal fixation with percutaneous kyphoplasty. Results of the study indicated that percutaneous internal fixation with percutaneous kyphoplasty offered superior outcomes in VAS pain an...

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