Minimally invasive treatments of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.

@article{Phillips2003MinimallyIT,
  title={Minimally invasive treatments of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.},
  author={Frank Murray Phillips},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2003},
  volume={28 15 Suppl},
  pages={S45-53}
}
STUDY DESIGN A literature review of experiences with vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for treating symptomatic, osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). OBJECTIVES To summarize the advantages and disadvantages of kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Osteoporotic VCFs are a leading cause of disability and morbidity in the elderly. The consequences of osteoporotic VCFs (pain and often progressive vertebral collapse with resultant spinal kyphosis) adversely… CONTINUE READING

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