, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 154-159
Date: 09 Oct 2012

Il trattamento percutaneo dei crolli osteoporotici del corpo vertebrale

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Abstract

The Authors present a retrospective review of 59 consecutive patients who underwent polymethylmethacrylate percutaneous vertebroplasty for vertebral compression fractures due to osteoporosis. In the immediate post-operative follow-up a significant pain relief was found in 39 patients (66.1%), moderate pain relief in 17 patients (28.8%), while 3 patients (5.1%) did not achieve relevant pain improvement. Percutaneous vertebroplasty resulted to be an effective and safe procedure for treating vertebral compression fractures in the elderly.