2007 Volume 13 Issue 1 Pages 171-174
This study was to assessed the effect of vertebroplasty for osteoporotic compression fracture. Fifteen patients with seventeen vertebral fractures underwent vertebroplasty. Fracture levels were one Th11, five Th12, six L1, three L2, one L3, one L4. Average age was 70 years old. Cases showing an interval of more than 1 month after onset of low back pain were indicated. The average interval between the onset of low back pain and surgery was 3.5 months. Average surgical duration was 35 minutes. Blood loss was limited. The average injected cement volume was 4.2cc. The procedure resulted in good pain relief and without any complications in this series.