Balloon KyphoplastyThe London Spine Unit : best rated spine hospital on Harley Street UKPublished article Percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty alleviates pain and improves function, disability, and quality of life in osteoporotic and pathological fracture.Balloon Kyphoplasty Expert. Best Spinal Surgeon UKThe London Spine Unit is a specialist clinic for Balloon Kyphoplasty as Day Surgery.
Methods: A retrospective analysis of 112 patients with 198 symptomatic wedge vertebral compression fractures who were treated by percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty was done. Visual Analogue pain (VAP) scale, Oswestry Disability index (ODI) and Short Form (SF-36) were used to look for the outcome.
Results: Pre-operative median VAS score was (8.0, IQR 2.0) which decreased to (4.0, IQR 3.0) at 12 months. Pre-operative median ODI score was (66, IQR 22) which at 12 months follow up decreased to (28, IQR 31). Short-form 36 showed improvement in all quality of life sub-domains. The physical component summary (PCS) improved from 33.0 ± 5.0 to 37.4 ± 6.1. The Mental component summary (MCS) improved from 17.1 ± 8.6 to 23.5 ± 18.9. The results were statistically significant (p < 0.001).
Percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty alleviates pain and improves function, disability, and quality of life in osteoporotic and pathological fracture.
Keywords: Kyphoplasty; pathological fracture; quality of life; wedge compression fracture.
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