Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures: an evidenced-based review of the literature.

@article{McGirt2009VertebroplastyAK,
  title={Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures: an evidenced-based review of the literature.},
  author={Matthew J. McGirt and Scott L. Parker and Jean-Paul Wolinsky and Timothy F. Witham and Ali Bydon and Ziya L. Gokaslan},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={501-8}
}
BACKGROUND Vertebroplasty (VP) and kyphoplasty (KP) are routinely used to treat vertebral body compression fractures (VCFs) resulting from osteoporosis or vertebral body tumors in order to provide rapid pain relief. However, it remains debated whether VP or KP results in superior outcomes versus medical management alone in patients experiencing VCFs. PURPOSE To determine the level of evidence supporting VP or KP for the treatment of VCFs. STUDY DESIGN Systematic review of the literature… CONTINUE READING

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