Percutaneous vertebroplasty vs. nonoperative treatment for osteoporotic vertebral fracture
Comparing Percutaneous Vertebroplasty and Conservative Therapy for Treating Osteoporotic Compression Fractures in the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisJ Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Jun 15;98(12):1041-51.
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Eleven randomized controlled trials (n=1048 patients) were included in this meta-analysis for the purpose of comparing percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) and conservative therapy treatment for patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs). The primary outcome of interest was pain severity at three follow-up ranges: 1 to 2 weeks, 2 to 3 months, and at 1 year. Results demonstrate...
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