New treatment may benefit patients with vertebral compression fracturesJuly 23rd, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A study performed at the Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset, Valencia, Spain, has shown that vesselplasty, a new minimally invasive procedure, reduces pain and increases mobility in patients with vertebral compression fractures (VCFs).
Vesselplasty is a new alternative to vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty-two conventional VCF treatment methods.
“Vesselplasty solves the problem of leakage of cement out of the vertebral body which can happen during both vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty,” said Lucia Flors, MD, lead author of the study.
The study involved 29 patients with VCFs, who underwent vesselplasty.
“After the procedure, all patients had improvements in their pain scores; 93 percent of patients had improvements in mobility; and 62 percent of patients had a decreased need for pain killers,” said Flors said.
The researchers found that there was no evidence of clinical complications following the procedure.
“Vertebral compression fractures often cause severe, disabling pain and progressive deformities of the spine in osteoporotic patients,” she said.
“Vesselplasty is a safe alternative in the treatment of VCFs. It is an image-guided procedure that only requires conscious sedations and local anesthesia. Most patients refer improvement in their level of pain immediately following the procedure,” Flors said.
This study appears in the July issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. (ANI)
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