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vertebroplasty vs kyphoplasty 2009

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 years experience Neurosurgery
Controversial: These procedures can improve the pain on osteoporosis related compression fractures in the elderly. Unfortunately, they can also increase the risk of ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynn Bartl
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Compression Fracture: Vertebroplasty is a procedure designed for the treatment of osteoporotic compression fractures. A needle is inserted through the back into the verteb ... Read More
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Dr. Carl Spivak
27 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
The : The results from clinical studies have been controversial. I have found very good results with vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty if you have recent frac ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Chen answered
10 years experience Radiology
Verterbo/kyphoplasty: In approximately 80% of carefully chosen patients, pain is significantly reduced or resolved. This means, though, that the physician performing the p ... Read More
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Dr. Carl Spivak
27 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Vertebroplasty : Vertebroplasty is the direct injection of plastic into the fractured bone. Kyphoplasty a cavity to hold the plastic is made first prior to injecting ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharad Rajpal
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Studies have to be examined carefully to understand their conclusions. There are multiple issues with the study mentioned in the question, but the bo ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharad Rajpal
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Treating MD's choice: The best kind of treatment for the patient is actually the treatment option done best by the treating physician. One is not necessarily superior over ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Carl Spivak
27 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Vertebroplasty : Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are usually safe and helpful procedures but there are many risks related to the procedure, anesthesia and your general ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carl Spivak
27 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes : Yes i would recommend bringing your x-rays, ct, MRI and all your records to spine surgeon to evaluate your fracture and/or treatment of your fracture. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
For compression fx: These are like procedures done for osteoporotic compression fractures that may not be able to be treated non operatively, usually about 10% go to surg ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Very good: If the patient is of sufficient age- such as greater than 50 although not all patients need to be this age, it is a minimally invasive way to treat a ... Read More

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