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Vertebroplasty for Osteoporotic Spinal Fractures: The Investigational Vertebroplasty Safety and Efficacy Trial (INVEST) 

Vertebroplasty for Osteoporotic Spinal Fractures: The Investigational Vertebroplasty Safety and Efficacy Trial (INVEST)
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Vertebroplasty for Osteoporotic Spinal Fractures: The Investigational Vertebroplasty Safety and Efficacy Trial (INVEST)
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Christoph I. Lee

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190223700.003.0009
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date: 23 October 2019

This chapter, found in the back pain section of the book, provides a succinct synopsis of a key study examining the use of vertebroplasty for osteoporotic spinal fractures. This summary outlines the study methodology and design, major results, limitations and criticisms, related studies and additional information, and clinical implications. For patients with pain from fractures of less than 1 year duration, vertebroplasty brings similar symptom and quality of life improvements as a simulated vertebroplasty. In addition to outlining the most salient features of the study, a clinical vignette and imaging example are included in order to provide relevant clinical context.

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