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2021 May

Pain Physician



Can Additional Facet Joint Block Improve the Clinical Outcome of Kyphoplasty for Acute Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures?


Li Q-D, Yang J-S, Gong H-L, Wei J-M, Wang X-F, Zou P, Zhang B, Hao D-J, Zhao Y-T, Chu L
Pain Physician. 2021 May; 24(3):283-291.
PMID: 33988948.


Percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) has been reported to provide a favorable analgesic effect for pain caused by osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs). However, a systematic review demonstrated that pain relief was only reported for approximately 86% of kyphoplasty treatments.