[Interventional pain relief using balloon-kyphoplasty in patients with osteoporotic-based fatigue fractures of the os sacrum].

@article{Andresen2012InterventionalPR,
  title={[Interventional pain relief using balloon-kyphoplasty in patients with osteoporotic-based fatigue fractures of the os sacrum].},
  author={Reimer Andresen and Sebastian Radmer and Peter C Kamusella and Christian Wissgott and Jan Banzer and Harald Schober},
  journal={RoFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin},
  year={2012},
  volume={184 1},
  pages={32-6}
}
PURPOSE In older patients with reduced bone quality, fatigue fractures of the os sacrum are relatively common and are typically accompanied by strong, disabling pain. The aim of our study was to verify the feasibility and safety of sacroplasty using a balloon catheter as well as the reduction of pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS 25 patients were diagnosed with an os sacrum fracture in MRI. As a manifestation of an extant bone reconstruction process, all patients were diagnosed with distinctive… CONTINUE READING