Learn More
BACKGROUND Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty have recently been used to treat painful osteoporotic compression fractures. Early clinical results have been encouraging, but very little is known about the consequences of augmentation with cement for adjacent, unaugmented levels. OBJECTIVE This study performed a systemic review of the studies concerning whether(More)
The aim of this study was to measure changes in the cross-sectional area of the spinal canal and the area of the intervertebral foramen for each pedicle segment before and after the pedicle extension using computer-simulated transpedicular osteotomy to provide a theoretical basis for clinical decompression in the lumbar spinal canal. Using spiral CT(More)
BACKGROUND Vertebral compression fractures are a common clinical manifestation of osteoporosis. The introduction of kyphoplasty has allowed minimally invasive treatment of these fractures. However, in patients with loss of vertebral wall integrity, balloon kyphoplasty is contraindicated due to the possibility of extruding wall fragments into the canal and(More)
The peripheral cortex of a vertebral body affected by Kümmell's disease is not always intact, resulting in high risk for cement leakage. This study used modified techniques to avoid cement extravasation and dislodgment and investigated the feasibility and efficacy of kyphoplasty for treatment of Kümmell's disease. Between May 2006 and May 2008, 21(More)
Tumor bed (TB) change is often seen during the whole breast irradiation (WBI) in early breast cancer patients. The aims of this study were to evaluate change in seroma volume on repeat CTs and to explore whether replanning is necessary in breast conserving radiotherapy (RT) using the intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with simultaneous integrated boost(More)
INTRODUCTION Vertebral destruction secondary to multiple myeloma is a significant clinical issue, and controversy still exists over how many levels should undergo kyphoplasty in multiple myeloma. In addition, in vertebrae that have lost wall integrity, cement extravasation remains an important consideration and is relatively contraindicated. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively assess the optimal operating time for kyphoplasty as far as the cement leakage during kyphoplasty is concerned. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and six patients with a total of 117 osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) were enrolled in our study. According to the time of kyphoplasty, they were divided into two(More)
This study explored the feasibility and clinical outcome of kyphoplasty for the treatment of painful osteoporotic thoracolumbar burst fractures without neurological deficit. A total of 25 consecutive patients with painful type-A3 amyelic thoracolumbar fractures without neurological deficit were treated by kyphoplasty. Pain was measured using the(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the clinical efficacy of the percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures with osteonecrosis. METHODS The clinical data of 31 patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures associated with osteonecrosis from January 2005 to January 2008 were analyzed retrospectively. There were 13 male(More)