Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures with an intravertebral cleft treated by percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty.

@article{Wang2010OsteoporoticVC,
  title={Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures with an intravertebral cleft treated by percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty.},
  author={Guixia Wang and Hui-wen Yang and Kang-wu Chen},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2010},
  volume={92 11},
  pages={1553-7}
}
We investigated the safety and efficacy of treating osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures with an intravertebral cleft by balloon kyphoplasty. Our study included 27 patients who were treated in this way. The mean follow-up was 38.2 months (24 to 54). The anterior and middle heights of the vertebral body and the kyphotic angle were measured on standing lateral radiographs before surgery, one day after surgery, and at final follow-up. Leakage of cement was determined by CT scans. A visual… CONTINUE READING

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