TITLE

Vertebroplasty Was Not Effective for Painful Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures

PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;May2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 5, p1263
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study on the effectivity of vertebroplasty for patients with painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures. The study enrolled patients with back pain for less than 12 months, vertebral fractures, and edema. Analysis revealed that pain scores for three months were not different between patients in the vertebroplasty and placebo groups. The results show that vertebroplasty was not effective to patients with painful osteoporotic vertebral fractures unlike sham procedure.
ACCESSION #
50505487

 

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