Bone health

No evidence for vertebroplasty: Cochrane

There is no evidence to support a role for vertebroplasty for treating osteoporotic vertebral fractures in routine practice, a Cochrane review confirms. The Musculoskeletal Group’s review of the evidence found no “demonstrable clinically important benefits compared with a sham procedure”. A subgroup analyses indicated that results did not differ according to duration of pain ≤ 6 weeks ...

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