Balloon kyphoplasty: one-year outcomes in vertebral body height restoration, chronic pain, and activity levels.

@article{Ledlie2003BalloonKO,
  title={Balloon kyphoplasty: one-year outcomes in vertebral body height restoration, chronic pain, and activity levels.},
  author={Jon T Ledlie and Mark B Renfro},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={98 1 Suppl},
  pages={36-42}
}
OBJECT The authors assessed the safety of balloon kyphoplasty in the reduction and repair of osteopenic vertebral compression fractures and report functional outcomes (back pain and activity levels) in the first 96 patients (with 133 fractures) at their institution. Additionally they provide radiographic outcomes in the first 26 patients (41 fractures) treated and followed for 1 year. METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective chart review of functional outcomes and evaluated radiographs… CONTINUE READING

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