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The Clinical Outcomes of Kyphoplasty for the Treatment of Malignant Vertebral Compression Fractures

Other Title
전이성 척추 종양으로 인한 압박 골절 환자의 척추 후굴 풍선 복원술의 임상 효과
Authors
김, 다미; 서, 경수; 박, 은정; 한, 경림; 김, 찬
Citation
The Korean journal of pain, 21(3):197-201, 2008
Journal Title
The Korean journal of pain
ISSN
2005-91592093-0569
Abstract
Background: Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that can stabilize osteoporotic and neoplastic vertebral fractures. We retrospectively evaluated the clinical outcomes of kyphoplasty for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures in cancer patients.



Methods: We reviewed the clinical data of 27 cancer patients who were treated with kyphoplasty (55 vertebral bodies) between May 2003 and Feb 2008. The clinical parameters, using a visual analog 10 point scale (VAS) and the mobility scores, as well as consumption of analgesic, were evaluated preoperatively and at 1 week after kyphoplasty.



Results: A total 55 cases of thoracic and lumbar kyphoplasties were performed without complications. The mean age of the patients was 66 years. All the patients experienced a significant improvement in their subjective pain and mobility immediately after the procedures. The pain scores (VAS), mobility scores and other functional evaluations using the Oswestry disability score and the SF-36 showed significant differences between the pre- and postoperational conditions.



Conclusions: Kyphoplasty is an effective, minimally invasive procedure that can relieve the pain of patients with vertebral compression fractures and these fractures are the result of metastasis.
Keywords
kyphoplastymetastasisvertebral compression fracture
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Journal Papers > School of Medicine / Graduate School of Medicine > Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
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박, 은정한, 경림김, 찬
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