Vertebroplasty versus conservative treatment in acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (Vertos II): an open-label randomised trial

@article{Klazen2010VertebroplastyVC,
  title={Vertebroplasty versus conservative treatment in acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (Vertos II): an open-label randomised trial},
  author={Caroline A H Klazen and Paul Nm Lohle and Jolanda de Vries and Frits H. Jansen and W. P. Th. M. Mali},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2010},
  volume={376},
  pages={1085-1092}
}
BACKGROUND Percutaneous vertebroplasty is increasingly used for treatment of pain in patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures, but the efficacy, cost-effectiveness, and safety of the procedure remain uncertain. We aimed to clarify whether vertebroplasty has additional value compared with optimum pain treatment in patients with acute vertebral fractures. METHODS Patients were recruited to this open-label prospective randomised trial from the radiology departments of six… CONTINUE READING
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