Orthopedics > OCOSH Classification > Trauma > Back and Spinal Injuries > Spinal Injuries > Spinal Fractures > Sacral Fractures > Balloon Kyphoplasty for Treatment of Sacral Insufficiency Fractures Medscape

< Previous | Next >

Balloon Kyphoplasty for Treatment of Sacral Insufficiency Fractures Medscape

Visit Resource Review It Rate It Bookmark It

Location: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/501676

Description: Balloon Kyphoplasty for Treatment of Sacral Insufficiency Fractures. Report of Three Cases
Sacral insufficiency fracture is a common and sometimes overlooked cause of debilitating low-back and sacral pain in elderly patients.[5,7] The standard treatment involves prolonged periods of bed rest, which is often in effective and leads to additional complications related to immobility. Vertebral augmentation, in the form of vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty, has emerged as an effective treatment for vertebral compression fractures from the midthoracic region down to the L-5 level.[12] Nevertheless, experience with these methods in the sacrum has been limited. We report our experience with three patients in whom sacral insufficiency fractures were treated with a modified balloon kyphoplasty procedure.
H. Gordon Deen, M.D.; Eric W. Nottmeier, M.D.Neurosurg Focus. 2005;18(3)

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Not Available
Institution: Medscape
Primary Subject/Category:

Language: English

Submitted by: admin
Hits: 262
Added: Wed Jul 15 2009