Biopsy of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures during kyphoplasty: unsuspected histologic findings of chronic osteitis without clinical evidence of osteomyelitis.

@article{Allen2009BiopsyOO,
  title={Biopsy of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures during kyphoplasty: unsuspected histologic findings of chronic osteitis without clinical evidence of osteomyelitis.},
  author={Richard Todd Allen and Jennifer B. Kum and Noel Weidner and Jonah B Hulst and Steven Robert Garfin},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 14},
  pages={
          1486-91
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE To evaluate biopsy results obtained during vertebral augmentation (kyphoplasty) for presumed/confirmed osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Kyphoplasty to augment vertebrae in osteoporotic VCFs is well established. When VCF etiology is in question, bone biopsy can be performed at that time. Biopsy results, however, can be misleading without careful clinical correlation. METHODS From July 2003 to… CONTINUE READING

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