Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Review defines new fracture risk factors post-vertebroplasty

(HealthDay)—Patients with low bone mineral density (BMD), low body mass index (BMI), and intradiscal cement leakage are at risk for new osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) after vertebroplasty, according ...

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Kyphoplasty superior to vertebroplasty for vertebral fx

(HealthDay)—For people with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures, kyphoplasty (KP) is superior to vertebroplasty (VP) for correcting kyphosis, restoring vertebral height, and preventing leakage of bone cement, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

MRI identifies compression fractures before cementing

(HealthDay)—In patients with suspected vertebral compression fractures, the addition of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reduces the rate of misdiagnosis of acute lesions and hidden lesions before percutaneous cement augmentation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vertebroplasty reportedly provides better pain relief and function

An analysis of published data in the medical literature has found that vertebroplasty can provide more pain relief and better function for patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures than nonoperative treatments. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bone metabolism, vitamin D key in postkyphoplasty breaks

(HealthDay) -- For postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, bone metabolism and 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) levels are associated with postkyphoplasty recurrent vertebral compression fractures, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Spinal radiosurgery ups risk of vertebral fracture

(HealthDay)—Vertebral compression fracture (VCF) is a common adverse effect in patients receiving spine stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), according to research published online Aug. 19 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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