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Schekelmann R  
Radiofrequency kyphoplasty - a case report on mulitple osteoporotic sintering of the lumbar spine

Journal für Mineralstoffwechsel & Muskuloskelettale Erkrankungen 2011; 18 (Supplementum 1): 32-34

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At St. Marien Hospital, 176 patients with osteoporotic vertebral fractures were treated with balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) from January 2007 to September 2009. The functional outcome was good and no relevant complications were encountered. Since September 2009, a further 41 patients with the same indication have been treated with the new procedure of radiofrequency (RF) kyphoplasty (DFine). Operating times were markedly shorter and the extravasation of cement was reduced by two thirds. We encountered no complications or circulatory problems. The new procedure (RF kyphoplasty) resulted in equally good functional results as did BKP, required less time in the operating room, and reduced the number of negative side effects.
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