DOI: 10.3233/bmr-200121
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Hun Kyu Shin, Jai Hyung Park, In Gyu Lee, Jin Hun Park, Jun Hyoung Park, Yongun Cho

Abstract: BACKGROUND: The number of patients with an osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture, which is often accompanied by lower back pain and restrained activities, is growing. Balloon kyphoplasty involves the inflation of a balloon to restore height and reduce kyphotic deformity before stabilization with polymethylmethacrylate. However, there is a great deal of debate about whether balloon kyphoplasty also increases fracture morbidity by either inducing or facilitating subsequent adjacent vertebral fractures. OBJ…

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