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Joint Bone Spine
Volume 73, n° 5
pages 564-566 (octobre 2006)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jbspin.2005.11.015
Received : 3 June 2005 ;  accepted : 30 November 2005
Kyphoplasty for pregnancy-associated osteoporotic vertebral fractures
 

Suheda Bayram a, Cagatay Ozturk b, , Koncuy Sivrioglu a, Ufuk Aydinli c, Selcuk Kucukoglu a
a Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Uludag University Medical School, Bursa, Turkey 
b Istanbul Spine Center, Florence-Nightingale Hospital, Abide-i Hürriyet Caddesi No: 290 Şişli-İstanbul, 80220 Istanbul, Turkey 
c Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Uludag University Medical School, Bursa, Turkey 

Corresponding author.
Abstract

We report a case of pregnancy-associated osteoporotic vertebral fracture treated by kyphoplasty. This case is important for being the first case of postpregnancy osteoporotic vertebral fracture treated with kyphoplasty. Although kyphoplasty is a very successful procedure in short-term pain relief for osteoporotic vertebral fractures, there is a critical need for randomized controlled trials demonstrating short-term complications of kyphoplasty including new vertebral fractures.

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Keywords : Pregnancy-associated vertebral fracture, Kyphoplasty, Postprocedure new vertebral fracture




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