Balloon kyphoplasty versus vertebroplasty for treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture: A prospective, comparative, and randomized clinical study

J. T. Liu, W. J. Liao, W. C. Tan, J. K. Lee, C. H. Liu, Y. H. Chen, T. B. Lin

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Abstract

Bone pain and spinal axial deformity are major concerns in aged patients suffering from osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (VCF). Pain can be relieved by vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty procedures, in which the compressed vertebral body is filled with substitutes. We randomly assigned 100 patients with osteoporotic compression fracture at the thoraco-lumbar (T-L) junction into two groups: vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty; we used polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) as the bone filler. Pain before and after treatment was assessed with visual analog scale (VAS) scores and vertebral body height and kyphotic wedge angle were measured from reconstructed computed tomography images. More PMMA was used in the kyphoplasty group than in the vertebroplasty group (5.56±0.62 vs. 4.91±0.65 mL, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-364
Number of pages6
JournalOsteoporosis International
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bone cement
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Osteoporosis
  • Prospective comparative randomized clinical trial
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Vertebroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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