Unilateral versus bilateral balloon kyphoplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.

@article{Lin2013UnilateralVB,
  title={Unilateral versus bilateral balloon kyphoplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.},
  author={Jun Lin and Lei Zhang and Huilin Yang},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={447-53}
}
BACKGROUND Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) commonly occur in aged people. Balloon kyphoplasty (KP) has been proven to be efficacious for pain relief and reduction of vertebral height for patients with osteoporotic VCFs. However, very little is known about the comparison of clinical and radiographic outcomes between unilateral and bilateral balloon KP in treating this kind of patients. OBJECTIVE To compare the safety and long-term radiographic and clinical outcomes of… CONTINUE READING