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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #7843
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Percutaneous vertebroplasty versus balloon kyphoplasty for treatment of osteoporotic VCF


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

Comparison of Percutaneous Vertebroplasty and Balloon Kyphoplasty for the Treatment of Single Level Vertebral Compression Fractures: A Meta-analysis of the Literature

Pain Physician. 2015 May-Jun;18(3):209-22.

Contributing Authors: H. Wang SS Sribastav F Ye C Yang J Wang H Liu Z Zheng

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Synopsis

Eight studies were selected for inclusion in this meta-analysis comparing percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) and percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty (PKP) for treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). This study looked to determine the better method of treatment in both the short-term and long-term. Results found that both methods were safe and effective procedures. PKP demonst...

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