Correlation between preprocedural MRI findings and clinical outcomes in the treatment of chronic symptomatic vertebral compression fractures with percutaneous vertebroplasty.

@article{Brown2005CorrelationBP,
  title={Correlation between preprocedural MRI findings and clinical outcomes in the treatment of chronic symptomatic vertebral compression fractures with percutaneous vertebroplasty.},
  author={Daniel B Brown and Craig B. Glaiberman and Louis A. Gilula and Joshua S. Shimony},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2005},
  volume={184 6},
  pages={1951-5}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to correlate findings of prevertebroplasty MRI with outcomes in the treatment of chronic osteoporotic compression fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-five patients with osteoporotic spinal compression fractures of more than 1 year's duration were treated with vertebroplasty. Changes in pain and mobility were assessed by follow-up of 1-28 months. Preprocedural MR images were reviewed using the Modic criteria and were correlated with outcomes. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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