Comparative review of vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.

  title={Comparative review of vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.},
  author={Fernando Ruiz Santiago and Alicia Santiago Chinchilla and Luis Guzm{\'a}n {\'A}lvarez and Antonio Luis P{\'e}rez Abela and Mar{\'i}a del Mar Castellano Garc{\'i}a and Miguel Pajares L{\'o}pez},
  journal={World journal of radiology},
  volume={6 6},
The aim of this review is to compare the effectiveness of percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty to treat pain and improve functional outcome from vertebral fractures secondary to osteoporosis and tumor conditions. In 2009, two open randomized controlled trials published in the New England Journal of Medicine questioned the value of vertebroplasty in treating vertebral compression fractures. Nevertheless, the practice of physicians treating these conditions has barely changed. The… CONTINUE READING
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