Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty: national outcomes and trends in utilization from 2005 through 2010.

@article{Goz2015VertebroplastyAK,
  title={Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty: national outcomes and trends in utilization from 2005 through 2010.},
  author={Vadim Goz and Thomas J. Errico and Jeffrey H Weinreb and Steven M. Koehler and Andrew C. Hecht and Virginie Lafage and Sheeraz Al Qureshi},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={959-65}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Vertebral compression fractures secondary to low bone mass are responsible for almost 130,000 inpatient admissions and 133,500 emergency department visits annually, totaling over $5 billion of direct inpatient costs. Although most vertebral compression fractures heal within a few months with conservative therapy, a significant portion fail to improve with conservative treatment and require long-term care, conservative treatment, or both. Fractures that fail conservative… CONTINUE READING
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