J Korean Neurotraumatol Soc.  2006 Jun;2(1):70-75. 10.13004/jknts.2006.2.1.70.

Clinical Results of Percutaneous Kyphoplasty on Vertebral Compression Fractures

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  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Incheon Christian Hospital, Incheon, Korea. nujoha@naver.com

Abstract


OBJECTIVE
The purpose of this study is to analyze the clinical effectiveness of percutaneous kyphoplasty on vertebral compression fractures. We assessed clinical outcomes (pain relief) and radiological outcomes (deformity correction).
METHODS
Thirty-five patients underwent percutaneous kyphoplasty from January 2002 to December 2003. Among them, 25 patients were women and 10 patients were men, with mean age of 65.2 years.
RESULTS
The clinical results after the procedure were improved. The visual analogue scale score reduced from 8.27 to 2.95 and the midline vertebral body height was increased. The clinically significant complication was not developed.
CONCLUSION
Percutaneous kyphoplasty is a safe and easy technique for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures. It can reduce pain and restore the midline vertebral body height statistically. However long-term follow-up study is necessary.

Keyword

Kyphoplasty; Compression fractures; VAS score; Midline vertebral body height

MeSH Terms

Body Height
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Fractures, Compression*
Humans
Kyphoplasty*
Male
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