Comparison of Percutaneous Vertebroplasty and Balloon Kyphoplasty for the Treatment of Single Level Vertebral Compression Fractures: A Meta-analysis of the Literature.

@article{Wang2015ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of Percutaneous Vertebroplasty and Balloon Kyphoplasty for the Treatment of Single Level Vertebral Compression Fractures: A Meta-analysis of the Literature.},
  author={Hua Wang and Shilabant Sen Sribastav and Fubiao Ye and Cangsheng Yang and Jianru Wang and Hui Liu and Zhaomin Zheng},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2015},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={209-22}
}
BACKGROUND Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) and percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty (PKP) can increase bone strength as well as alleviate the pain caused by vertebral compression fractures (VCFs), and both procedures rely on polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) cement injected into the fractured vertebra for mechanical stabilization of the VCFs. However, there is debate over which of these 2 surgical procedures can give better short-term and long-term outcomes. A lot of studies and meta-analysis were… CONTINUE READING
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