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Volume:4 Issue:7 Number:57 ISSN#:2563-5476
Meta-analysis
ACE Report #7771
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Saftey profile of balloon kyphoplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures


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

Safety of balloon kyphoplasty in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures in Europe: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Eur Spine J. 2015 Apr;24(4):715-23

Contributing Authors: C Bouza T López-Cuadrado N Almendro JM Amate

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Synopsis

7 randomized controlled trials (424 patients, 525 symptomatic OVCFs) were pooled in this meta-analysis to assess the safety profile of balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) in patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCF). Results identified cement leakages (18%), serious clinical complications (11.5%), and subsequent fractures (20%) in patients following BKP surgery.

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