Balloon KyphoplastyThe London Spine Unit : most specialised spine hospital in the worldPublished articleCONCLUSIONS: A high rate of vertebral body height loss increased the risk of early adjacent vertebral fractures after balloon kyphoplasty.Balloon Kyphoplasty Expert. Best Spinal Surgeon UKThe London Spine Unit is a specialist clinic for Balloon Kyphoplasty as Day Surgery.
Objective: To evaluate the relationship between the rate of vertebral body height loss before balloon kyphoplasty and the etiology of early adjacent vertebral fracture after augmentation.
Methods: A total of 59 patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures who underwent kyphoplasty were enrolled. This study defined early adjacent segmental fractures as new fractures occurring within three months after surgery. This study included the rate of vertebral body height loss.
Results: Early adjacent vertebral fractures were diagnosed in nine (15%) of the 59 patients. The patients were divided into two groups, with and without adjacent vertebral fractures. There was no significant difference in terms of age, body mass index, bone mineral density, local kyphotic angle, Cobb’s angle, cement volume, cement leakage, and percent height restored between the groups with fractures and without fractures. There was a statistically significant difference between the two groups in the rate of vertebral body height loss. The rate of vertebral body height loss was significantly higher in the fracture group than in the without fracture group.
Conclusions: A high rate of vertebral body height loss increased the risk of early adjacent vertebral fractures after balloon kyphoplasty.
Keywords: Osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture; adjacent vertebral fracture; balloon kyphoplasty; vertebral body height loss.
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