[Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty in osteoporotic fractures of vertebral bodies -- a prospective 1-year follow-up analysis].

@article{Pflugmacher2005VertebroplastyAK,
  title={[Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty in osteoporotic fractures of vertebral bodies -- a prospective 1-year follow-up analysis].},
  author={Robert Pflugmacher and Frank M Kandziora and R Schroeder and Ph Schleicher and Matti Scholz and Klaus John Schnake and N. P. Haas and Cyrus Khodadadyan-Klostermann},
  journal={RoFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin},
  year={2005},
  volume={177 12},
  pages={1670-6}
}
PURPOSE Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty offer two minimally invasive operative stabilization procedures for vertebral compression fractures. The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate whether both procedures are able to reduce pain and to preserve postoperative vertebral height during a 1-year follow up. MATERIALS AND METHODS Osteoporotic vertebral fractures were treated in 42 cases, 20 patients (15 female, 5 male) underwent vertebroplasty, 22 patients (14 female, 8 male… CONTINUE READING