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Balloon Kyphoplasty Was Effective and Safe for Vertebral Compression Fractures Compared with Nonsurgical Care

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Source of funding: Medtronic Spine.
For correspondence: Professor D. Wardlaw, NHS Grampian, Orthopaedic Department, Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen AB15 6ZQ, Scotland, United Kingdom. E-mail address: d.wardlaw@nhs.net
Disclosure: The author did not receive any outside funding or grants in support of his research for or preparation of this work. The author, or a member of his immediate family, received, in any one year, payments or other benefits of less than $10,000 or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity (DePuy Spine).
Wardlaw, D, Cummings SR, Van Meirhaeghe J, Bastian L, Tillman JB, Ranstam J, Eastell R, Shabe P, Talmadge K, Boonen S. Efficacy and Safety of Balloon Kyphoplasty Compared with Non-Surgical Care for Vertebral Compression Fracture (FREE): A Randomised Controlled Trial.
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The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2009 Nov 01;91(11):2747-2747. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.9111.ebo890
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Question: In patients with acute vertebral compression fractures, is balloon kyphoplasty more effective than nonsurgical care?
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