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Xpress BKP: a preliminary experience 2011

Interventional Spine

STEFANO, MARCIA, MD
STEFANO, MARINI, MD, Non ASSR Member
EMANUELE, PIRAS, MD, Non ASSR Member
MARIANGELA, MARRAS, MD, Non ASSR Member
GIORGIO, MALLARINI, PROF, Non ASSR Member

Paper/Non-Mentor

Purpose

The aim to study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a new device for balloon kyphoplasty in the treatment of traumatic vertebral fractures by means of pain reduction, height restauration, the duration of the procedure and the radiological exposure.

Methods & Materials

From June to October 2009 we performed percutaneous kyphoplasty on 18 patients (5 male, 13 female, average age: 64,4) with traumatic vertebral fractures using the new kit called â