Treatment of osteoporotic fractures - an increasing interest in vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty

Magnus Karlsson, Ralph Hasserius, Paul Gerdhem, Karl Obrant, Acke Ohlin

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Abstract

During the last 15 years, two new treatment strategies have gained worldwide attention in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. The exponential increase in the use of percutaneous vertebro- or kyphoplasty has up to now not been supported by scientific sound evidence-based data. There exist no prospective randomised controlled trials (RCT) that support the efficacy of the treatments, not even adequate controlled studies. Instead we have to rely on prospective and retrospective uncontrolled short-term observational studies and case-control studies. These studies consistently indicate that the short-term results after the procedures in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures are favourable, regarding both pain relief and functional status. However, if a vertebro- or a kyphoplasty produces a better outcome than conservative treatment, and if the long-term results are as favourable as the short-term results in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures, is currently unknown.
Translated title of the contributionTreatment of osteoporotic fractures - an increasing interest in vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)1644-1648
JournalLäkartidningen
Volume102
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Clinical and Molecular Osteoporosis Research Unit (013242930), Reconstructive Surgery (013240300)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Keywords

  • Intern frakturfixering
  • Kyfos
  • Benskörhet efter menopaus
  • Benskörhet
  • Ryggradsfrakturer

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