Surgical treatment of low lumbar osteoporotic vertebral collapse: a single-institution experience.

@article{Nakajima2016SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical treatment of low lumbar osteoporotic vertebral collapse: a single-institution experience.},
  author={Hideaki Nakajima and Kenzo Uchida and Kazuya Honjoh and Takumi Sakamoto and Makoto Kitade and Hisatoshi Baba},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Spine},
  year={2016},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={39-47}
}
OBJECTIVE Low lumbar osteoporotic vertebral collapse (OVC) has not been well documented compared with OVC of the thoracolumbar spine. The differences between low lumbar and thoracolumbar lesions should be studied to provide better treatment. The aim of this study was to clarify the clinical and imaging features as well as outcomes of low lumbar OVC and to discuss the appropriate surgical treatment. METHODS Thirty patients (10 men; 20 women; mean age 79.3 ± 4.7 years [range 70-88 years]) with… CONTINUE READING
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