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What is best for a vertebral compression fracture and why: vertebroplasty, balloon kyphoplasty, or radiofrequency kyphoplasty?

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stabilizes fracture

Kyphoplasty is an excellent treatment for patients with osteoporotic compression fractures that are failing conservative care or are in debilitating pain.
It relieves the pain by stabilizing the fracture. Check out kyphon.Com.

In brief: Stabilizes fracture

Kyphoplasty is an excellent treatment for patients with osteoporotic compression fractures that are failing conservative care or are in debilitating pain.
It relieves the pain by stabilizing the fracture. Check out kyphon.Com.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rest

These heal well with time intervention hasn't been shown to give better long term results only quicker pain relief i thought kyphoplasty worked wonderfully for new severe fracture pain.

In brief: Rest

These heal well with time intervention hasn't been shown to give better long term results only quicker pain relief i thought kyphoplasty worked wonderfully for new severe fracture pain.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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Dr. Sharad Rajpal
Neurosurgery

In brief: 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 others, as long as the treating physician is competent in the technique. One has to take into account multiple factors, including the level of fracture, degree of compression, fracture fragment locations, patient medical issues, etc.

In brief: 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 others, as long as the treating physician is competent in the technique. One has to take into account multiple factors, including the level of fracture, degree of compression, fracture fragment locations, patient medical issues, etc.
Dr. Sharad Rajpal
Dr. Sharad Rajpal
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