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Volume:5 Issue:4 Number:39 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #9151
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Percutaneous vertebroplasty vs. nonoperative treatment for osteoporotic vertebral fracture

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

Comparing Percutaneous Vertebroplasty and Conservative Therapy for Treating Osteoporotic Compression Fractures in the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Jun 15;98(12):1041-51.

Contributing Authors: R Mattie K Laimi S Yu M Saltychev

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Eleven randomized controlled trials (n=1048 patients) were included in this meta-analysis for the purpose of comparing percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) and conservative therapy treatment for patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs). The primary outcome of interest was pain severity at three follow-up ranges: 1 to 2 weeks, 2 to 3 months, and at 1 year. Results demonstrate...

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