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Osteoporosis. 2014 Apr;12(1):15-21. Korean. Original Article.
Baek S , Kim C , Chang H , Chae J .
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Center, Busan Korea Hospital, Busan, Korea. iwaiworld@hanmail.net
Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To analyze the treatment results of combined treatment with percutaneous vertebroplasty and adhesiolysis in the patients who happened the osteoporotic compression fractures during the conservative treatment of pre-existing degenerative spinal stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was carried out on 38 patients who happened the osteoporotic compression fractures during the conservative treatment of pre-existing degenerative spinal stenosis. We performed percutaneous vertebroplasty for osteoporotic compression fractures and adhesiolysis for degenerative spinal stenosis after 4 weeks after vertebroplasty. Radiologic results were evaluated by progression of compression rate, fractures in adjacent segment and change of the BMD. Clinical results were evaluated with Denis pain scale for osteoporotic compression fractures and Katz satisfaction scale for degenerative spinal stenosis. RESULTS: The compression rate was 30.2% preoperatively, 21.4% postoperatively, and 24.6% at 12 months postoperatively. There was no fracture in adjacent segment. Clinically, the Denis score were P3 in 13 and P4 in 25, preoperatively, P1 in 11 and P2 in 26, P3 in 1, postoperatively (P=0.03). In regard to degenerative diseases, the Kats scale were 38 to 5, 86.8% in low back pain (P=0.017) and 38 to 4, 89.4% in claudication (P=0.006). The overall Katz satisfaction scale was 81.5% at 12 months postoperatively. The BMD changes in patients who treated neuroplasty was not significant (P=0.175). CONCLUSIONS: The combined treatment with percutaneous vertebroplasty and adhesiolysis may be an effective treatment strategy for the osteoporotic compression fracture and spinal stenosis without surgical intervention in old age patients.

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