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Balloon kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty comparison for vertebral compression fractures


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

A Randomized Trial Comparing Balloon Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty for Vertebral Compression Fractures due to Osteoporosis

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Dec;35(12):2227-36.

Contributing Authors: M Dohm CM Black A Dacre JB Tillman G Fueredi KAVIAR investigators

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Synopsis

381 participants with vertebral compression fractures were randomized to receive either balloon kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty as treatment. The purpose of this study was to compare the safety and efficacy of the two treatments. The results indicated that the two procedures provided similar outcomes in terms of pain, disability, and quality of life over the next 2 years. Mean procedure duration was...

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