Radiofrequency sacroplasty (RFS) for the treatment of osteoporotic insufficiency fractures

@article{Andresen2014RadiofrequencyS,
  title={Radiofrequency sacroplasty (RFS) for the treatment of osteoporotic insufficiency fractures},
  author={Reimer Andresen and Christopher Wilhelm L{\"u}dtke and Sebastian Radmer and Peter C Kamusella and H. -C. Schober},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={24},
  pages={759-763}
}
In elderly patients with reduced bone quality, insufficiency fractures of the sacrum are relatively common and are typically accompanied by severe, disabling pain. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of cement augmentation by RFS, as well as to determine postinterventional leakages and present the patients’ outcomes. In 20 patients (18 women, 2 men) with an average age of 80.4 (65–92) years, a fracture of the sacrum was detected by CT and MRI. Clinically manifest… CONTINUE READING
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