rheumatology
Bone health

Cochrane concludes (again) that vertebroplasty is ineffective

Treating acute or subacute osteoporotic vertebral fractures with medical-grade cement does not provide more clinically important benefits than placebo and may even cause harm, an updated Cochrane review concludes. The review, which updates evidence published since 2015, included five studies comparing vertebroplasty versus placebo, eight studies on the procedure compared to usual care, seven studies ...

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