Is kyphoplasty better than vertebroplasty in restoring normal mechanical function to an injured spine?

@article{Luo2010IsKB,
  title={Is kyphoplasty better than vertebroplasty in restoring normal mechanical function to an injured spine?},
  author={Jin Luo and Wendy Bertram and Davinder Sangar and M A Adams and Deborah J Annesley-Williams and Patricia Dolan},
  journal={Bone},
  year={2010},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={1050-7}
}
INTRODUCTION Kyphoplasty is gaining in popularity as a treatment for painful osteoporotic vertebral body fracture. It has the potential to restore vertebral shape and reduce spinal deformity, but the actual clinical and mechanical benefits of kyphoplasty remain unclear. In a cadaveric study, we compare the ability of vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty to restore spine mechanical function, and vertebral body shape, following vertebral fracture. METHODS Fifteen pairs of thoracolumbar "motion… CONTINUE READING

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