Cement leakage as a possible complication of balloon kyphoplasty—is there a difference between osteoporotic compression fractures (AO type A1) and incomplete burst fractures (AO type A3.1)?


Besides the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures of AO type A1, balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) is seen as a therapeutic option even in the treatment of incomplete osteoporotic burst fractures (AO type A3.1). However, due to involvement of the posterior vertebral body wall, the risk of cement leakages is considered to be higher. This study… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00701-011-1239-3


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