Silver Book Fact

Patients with vertebral fractures who underwent kyphoplasty, a procedure that stabilizes fractures of the spine, were found in one study to have reduced pain, fewer new fractures, and less healthcare utilization for at least 12 months.

Grafe I, Da Fonseca K, Hilmeier J, et al. Reduction of Pain and Fracture Incidence After Kyphoplasty: 1-year outcomes of a prospective controlled trial of patients with primary osteoporosis. Osteoporos Int. 2005; 16(12): 2005-12. http://www.springerlink.com/content/q235u1m804u08551/?p=34936217d13e479297297d5ff7202c45&pi=72

Reference

Title
Reduction of Pain and Fracture Incidence After Kyphoplasty: 1-year outcomes of a prospective controlled trial of patients with primary osteoporosis
Publication
Osteoporos Int
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Grafe I, Da Fonseca K, Hilmeier J, et al
Volume & Issue
Volume 16, Issue 12
Pages
2005-12
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Genetics can account for up to 75% of bone mineral density (BMD). Researchers have identified a gene that strongly influences peak bone mass in mice. The gene was not previously…  
  • Reducing risk of fracture from 8% to 2% reduces the 5-year fracture incidence from approximately 34% to 10%.  
  • A study of a number of osteoporosis treatments found cost-effectiveness ratios as low as $55,000 per QALY.  
  • A meta-analysis of clinical trials found that Vitamin D supplements reduced the risk of vertebral fractures by around 37%.  
  • A study that looked at a combination of calcium and Vitamin D found that hip fractures were reduced by around 43%.