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The Incidence of New Vertebral Compression Fractures in Women after Kyphoplasty and Factors Involved

Authors
 Eun-Su Moon  ;  Hak-Sun Kim  ;  Jun-Young Chung  ;  Dong-Jun Shim  ;  Eun-Kyoung Ahn  ;  Jung-Won Ha  ;  Dong-Eun Shin  ;  Hwan-Mo Lee  ;  Seong-Hwan Moon  ;  Jin-Oh Park 
Citation
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, Vol.48(4) : 645-652, 2007 
Journal Title
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL 
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
2007
Abstract
PURPOSE: To identify the incidence of new vertebral compression fractures in women after kyphoplasty and to analyze influential factors in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and eleven consecutive female patients with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) underwent kyphoplasty at 137 levels. These patients were followed for 15.2 months postoperatively. For the survey of new vertebral compression fractures, medical records and x-rays were reviewed, and telephone interviews were conducted with all patients. RESULTS: During that time 20 (18%) patients developed new VCFs. The rate of occurrence of new VCFs in one year was 15.5% using a Kaplan-Meier curve. Body mass index (BMI), symptom duration and kyphoplasty level were the statistically significant factors between the patient groups both with and without new VCFs after kyphoplasty. In the comparison between the adjacent and remote new VCF groups, the adjacent new VCF group showed a larger amount of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) use during kyphoplasty (p<0.05). Before kyphoplasty, 9.9% of the patients had been prescribed medication for osteoporosis, and 93.7% of the patients started or continued medication after kyphoplasty. The development of new VCFs was affected by the number of vertebrae involved in the kyphoplasty. However, the lower incidence rate (15.5%) of new compression fractures might be due to a greater percentage (93.7% in our study) of patients taking anti-osteoporotic medication before and/or after kyphoplasty. CONCLUSION: When kyphoplasty is planned for the management of patients with osteoporotic VCFs, the application of a small amount of PMMA can be considered in order to lower the risk of new fractures in adjacent vertebrae. The postoperative use of anti- osteoporotic medication is recommended for the prevention of new VCFs.
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DOI
10.3349/ymj.2007.48.4.645
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery (정형외과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Hak Sun(김학선) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8330-4688
Moon, Seong Hwan(문성환)
Moon, Eun Su(문은수)
Park, Jin Oh(박진오)
Lee, Hwan Mo(이환모) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5405-3832
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/97540
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