Comparison of unipedicular and bipedicular percutaneous kyphoplasty for treating osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures: a meta-analysis.

@article{Li2013ComparisonOU,
  title={Comparison of unipedicular and bipedicular percutaneous kyphoplasty for treating osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Lian-hua Li and Tiansheng Sun and Zhi Liu and Jian-zheng Zhang and Yan Zhang and Yan-hong Cai and Hao Wang},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={126 20},
  pages={3956-61}
}
BACKGROUND Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PKP) has proved its effectiveness regarding minimal invasion, rapid pain reduction, safe cement augmentation, restoring vertebral height, and accelerating complete recovery of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs). Whether unipedicular or bipedicular PKP provides a better outcome is controversial. METHODS We searched PubMed, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Web of Knowledge, Chinese… CONTINUE READING

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