Comparison of kyphoplasty and lordoplasty in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture.

Comparison of kyphoplasty and lordoplasty in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture.

Asian Spine J. 2010 Dec;4(2):102-8

Authors: Kim SB, Jeon TS, Lee WS, Roh JY, Kim JY, Park WK

A retrospective study.

PMID: 21165313 [PubMed]

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Revision surgery after vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty.

Revision surgery after vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty.

Clin Orthop Surg. 2010 Dec;2(4):203-8

Authors: Ha KY, Kim KW, Kim YH, Oh IS, Park SW

We wanted to investigate the leading cause of failed vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty.

PMID: 21119935 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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Palliative radiotherapy for bone metastases: an ASTRO evidence-based guideline.

Palliative radiotherapy for bone metastases: an ASTRO evidence-based guideline.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Mar 15;79(4):965-76

Authors: Lutz S, Berk L, Chang E, Chow E, Hahn C, Hoskin P, Howell D, Konski A, Kachnic L, Lo S, Sahgal A, Silverman L, von Gunten C, Mendel E, Vassil A, Bruner DW, Hartsell W,

To present guidance for patients and physicians regarding the use of radiotherapy in the treatment of bone metastases according to current published evidence and complemented by expert opinion.

PMID: 21277118 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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Predictors and prevalence of patients undergoing additional kyphoplasty procedures after an initial kyphoplasty procedure.

Predictors and prevalence of patients undergoing additional kyphoplasty procedures after an initial kyphoplasty procedure.

Spine J. 2010 Nov;10(11):979-86

Authors: Tatsumi RL, Ching AC, Byrd GD, Hiratzka JR, Threlkeld JE, Hart RA

Vertebral cement augmentation, including kyphoplasty, has been shown to be a successful treatment for pain relief for vertebral compression fracture (VCF). Patients can sustain additional symptomatic VCFs that may require additional surgical intervention.

PMID: 20970737 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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Efficacy of percutaneous kyphoplasty in treating osteoporotic multithoracolumbar vertebral compression fractures.

Efficacy of percutaneous kyphoplasty in treating osteoporotic multithoracolumbar vertebral compression fractures.

Orthopedics. 2010 Dec;33(12):885

Authors: Tang H, Zhao JD, Li Y, Chen H, Jia P, Chan KM, Li G

Percutaneous kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive technique that has become an effective and routine alternative for managing osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures. This article reports the clinical outcome of a series of 54 cases of osteoporotic thoracolumbar vertebrae compression fractures treated by percutaneous kyphoplasty. Fifty-four patients with confirmed osteoporosis and at least 1 level of thoracolumbar vertebrae compression fracture were retrospectively selected. Pre- and postoperative and last follow-up clinical evaluation and radiological data were analyzed, including change of visual analog scale (VAS), reduced use of painkillers, locomotor activity, Cobb’s angle, and average vertebral body height. Mean follow-up was 20.4 months (range, 6-36 months). In all cases, percutaneous kyphoplasty treatment was successful, significantly increasing vertebral body height, diminishing kyphosis in the fractured vertebrae, and decreasing painkiller use. In all patients, percutaneous kyphoplasty partially or completely relieved back pain. No new deformity was found within the follow-up period, nor were any other complications. The cement leakage rate was 3.86% (8 of 207 vertebrae) with percutaneous kyphoplasty, but no neurological or other complaints were received. Percutaneous kyphoplasty is a simple and safe procedure in managing osteoporotic vertebrae compression fractures. It relieves pain quickly, restores vertebral height, prevents further fracture, and improves patient quality of life.

PMID: 21162513 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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Percutaneous vertebral augmentation: StabilitiT a new delivery system for vertebral fractures.

Percutaneous vertebral augmentation: StabilitiT a new delivery system for vertebral fractures.

Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2011;108:191-5

Authors: Robertson SC

Percutaneous vertebral augmentation for compression fractures with bone cement has become an increasingly popular form of treatment. Various delivery techniques and bone cements have been developed. StabiliT Vertebral Augmentation System (DFINE Inc., San Jose, CA) is a unique radiofrequency (RF) based system which delivers an ultra-high viscosity bone cement. The patented StabiliT ER bone cement has an extended working time prior to RF warming. When delivered through this unique hydraulic system an on-demand ultra-high viscosity cement can be delivered into an osteotome created cavity resulting in a clinical procedure with the best qualities of both vertebroplasty and conventional balloon assisted kyphoplasty.

PMID: 21107958 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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[Surgical therapy of osteoporotic vertebral body fractures].

[Surgical therapy of osteoporotic vertebral body fractures].

Z Rheumatol. 2011 Jan;70(1):45-54; quiz 55

Authors: Boluki D

Osteoporosis is an age-related systemic disease leading to increased bone fragility. The vertebral bodies of the transitional area between the thoracic and lumbar spine are often involved. A large number of unreported or late-diagnosed fractures have to be assumed. If risk factors such as advanced age or comorbidities are present in the case of new-onset back pain, an osteoporotic vertebral body fracture as a possible cause has to be considered. This sets the diagnostic workup in motion, consisting of clinical and radiological examinations. In addition to conservative treatment, minimal invasive cement augmentation of the fracture via vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty is an option. Open surgical procedures, feared by older patients and their physicians, are rarely necessary. Of utmost importance after dealing with the fracture is the subsequent treatment of the underlying osteoporotic disease to prevent the occurrence of further fractures.

PMID: 21267740 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty under local anesthesia: review of 91 patients.

Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty under local anesthesia: review of 91 patients.

Turk Neurosurg. 2010 Oct;20(4):464-9

Authors: Cagli S, Isik HS, Z?lel? M

Vertebroplasty (VP) and kyphoplasty (KP) are minimally invasive methods for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures (VCF). In this study, we aimed to present our experience with VP and KP performed under local anesthesia and percutaneously.

PMID: 20963695 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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[Osteoporotic vertebral fractures in the elderly: are conventional radiographs useful? – clinical and radiographic results after kyphoplasty].

[Osteoporotic vertebral fractures in the elderly: are conventional radiographs useful? – clinical and radiographic results after kyphoplasty].

Z Orthop Unfall. 2010 Dec;148(6):641-5

Authors: Wick M, Petraschka C, Kronawitter P, Cidlinsky K, Heyer C

In a retrospective study we examined the reliability of conventional radiographs to detect osteoporotic vertebral fractures. Furthermore, we analysed clinical and radiological results 4 weeks and one year after balloon kyphoplasty.

PMID: 21161869 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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Kyphoplasty in the treatment of osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCF) : procedure description and analysis of the outcomes in 128 patients.

Kyphoplasty in the treatment of osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCF) : procedure description and analysis of the outcomes in 128 patients.

Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2011;108:163-70

Authors: Molina GS, Campero A, Feito R, Pombo S

In recent years, the advent of percutaneous techniques in the management of osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures has proven to be a great step forward in the evolution of patients suffering from this pathology.Vertebroplasty, which was developed in 1984 by Galibert and Deramond, presents the disadvantage of leakage of the cementation material and the impossibility to restore spinal deformity. Kyphoplasty has shown to be almost a definite solution to these problems. The description of the technique, its indications, and the outcomes resulting from our series of 200 vertebral fractures in 128 patients are presented in this paper.

PMID: 21107953 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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