Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

New Treatment Method Reduces Pain In Patients With Vertebral Compression Fractures

Date:
August 4, 2009
Source:
American Roentgen Ray Society
Summary:
Vesselplasty, a new minimally invasive procedure, increases mobility, and reduces pain and the need for pain killers in patients with vertebral compression fractures (VCFs), according to a new study. Vesselplasty is a new alternative to vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty -- two conventional VCF treatment methods.

Vesselplasty, a new minimally invasive procedure, increases mobility and reduces pain and the need for pain killers in patients with vertebral compression fractures (VCFs), according to a study performed at the Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset, Valencia, Spain. Vesselplasty is a new alternative to vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty—two conventional VCF treatment methods.

Related Articles


Vesselplasty solves the problem of leakage of cement out of the vertebral body which can happen during both vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty,” said Lucia Flors, MD, lead author of the study.

The study included 29 patients with VCFs who underwent vesselplasty. “After the procedure, all patients had improvements in their pain scores; 93% of patients had improvements in mobility; and 62% of patients had a decreased need for pain killers,” said Dr. Flors. There was no evidence of clinical complications following the procedure.

“Vertebral compression fractures often cause severe, disabling pain and progressive deformities of the spine in osteoporotic patients,” she said.

“Vesselplasty is a safe alternative in the treatment of VCFs. It is an image-guided procedure that only requires conscious sedations and local anesthesia. Most patients refer improvement in their level of pain immediately following the procedure,” said Dr. Flors.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by American Roentgen Ray Society. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Journal Reference:

  1. Lucía Flors et al. Vesselplasty: A New Technical Approach to Treat Symptomatic Vertebral Compression Fractures. American Journal of Roentgenology, July 2009; 193:218-226 DOI: 10.2214/AJR.08.1503

Cite This Page:

American Roentgen Ray Society. "New Treatment Method Reduces Pain In Patients With Vertebral Compression Fractures." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 4 August 2009. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090722083741.htm>.
American Roentgen Ray Society. (2009, August 4). New Treatment Method Reduces Pain In Patients With Vertebral Compression Fractures. ScienceDaily. Retrieved January 30, 2015 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090722083741.htm
American Roentgen Ray Society. "New Treatment Method Reduces Pain In Patients With Vertebral Compression Fractures." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090722083741.htm (accessed January 30, 2015).

Share This


More From ScienceDaily



More Health & Medicine News

Friday, January 30, 2015

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Oxfam Calls for Massive Aid for Ebola-Hit West Africa

Oxfam Calls for Massive Aid for Ebola-Hit West Africa

AFP (Jan. 29, 2015) — Oxfam International has called for a multi-million dollar post-Ebola "Marshall Plan", with financial support given by wealthy countries, to help Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia to recover. Duration: 01:10 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Are We Winning The Fight Against Ebola?

Are We Winning The Fight Against Ebola?

Newsy (Jan. 29, 2015) — The World Health Organization announced the fight against Ebola has entered its second phase as the number of cases per week has steadily dropped. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Calif. Health Officials Campaign Against E-Cigarettes

Calif. Health Officials Campaign Against E-Cigarettes

Newsy (Jan. 29, 2015) — The California Health Department says e-cigarettes are a public health risk for both smokers and those who inhale e-cig smoke secondhand. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Measles Scare Sends 66 Calif. Students Home

Measles Scare Sends 66 Calif. Students Home

AP (Jan. 29, 2015) — Officials say 66 students at a Southern California high school have been told to stay home through the end of next week because they may have been exposed to measles and are not vaccinated. (Jan. 29) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
 
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:  

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories

 

Health & Medicine

Mind & Brain

Living & Well

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:  

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile iPhone Android Web
Follow Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins