Efficacy of vertebroplasty vs sham for acute vertebral fracture in patients over 60
Safety and efficacy of vertebroplasty for acute painful osteoporotic fractures (VAPOUR): a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trialLancet. 2016 Oct 1;388(10052):1408-1416
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120 patients over the age of 60 with an acute vertebral fracture were randomized to undergo either vertebroplasty or a sham procedure designed to simulate vertebroplasty. The purpose of this study was to compare patient-reported pain, disability and quality of life over 14-day and 6-month follow-ups. Results demonstrated significant between-group differences in favour of the vertebroplasty group i...
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