Vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty in osteoporosis: friends or foes?

Marcucci, Gemma and Brandi, Maria Luisa (2009) Vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty in osteoporosis: friends or foes? Clinical cases in mineral and bone metabolism, 6 (3). pp. 203-209. ISSN 1971-3266

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Osteoporotic vertebral fractures are a common cause of pain and disability and increased mortality in western countries. We have analyzed three studies about Vertebroplasty and Balloon Kyphoplasty that have been recently published. We discuss potential complications, results of each technique, and whether the long-term outcome is similar in patients treated with Vertebroplasty and Balloon Kyphoplasty and non-surgical treatment, to decide the correct use of these minimally invasive techniques and for such patients

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Balloon kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, vertebral compression fractures, osteoporosis, mobility osteoporosis, functional outcomes
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 611 Anatomia; Citologia; Istologia umana > 611.7 Sistema muscoloscheletrico, tegumento
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 14:46
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2014 14:46

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