Does an osteoporotic vertebral fracture treated by balloon kyphoplasty successfully achieve bone union during the follow-up? A retrospective study with a minimum 2-year follow-up

Kiyoshi Tarukado, Osamu Tono, Katsumi Harimaya, Toshio Doi

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Abstract

Objective To investigate whether bone union is achieved in osteoporotic vertebral fracture (OVF) patients who undergo balloon kyphoplasty (BKP). Methods Thirty-six vertebrae, which were followed-up for more than two years after BKP, were evaluated in the present study. Bone union was assessed by using CT scans and lateral X-ray films obtained in the sitting and supine positions. Results Twenty-seven vertebrae exhibited bone union at the final follow-up. The VAS scores improved in all cases. Conclusions Unstable vertebrae after treatment may develop complications; thus special attention should be paid to the treated vertebrae until bone union has been achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)480-483
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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