Innovative Spine Implants for Improved Augmentation and Stability in Neoplastic Vertebral Compression Fracture
AbstractBackground and objectives: Tumor-related vertebral compression fractures often result in severe back pain as well as progressive neurologic impairment and additional morbidities. The fixation of these fractures is essential to obtain good pain relief and to improve the patients’ quality of life. Thus far, several spine implants have been developed and studied. The aims of this review were to describe the implants and the techniques proposed to treat cancer-related vertebral compression fractures and to compile their safety and efficacy results. Materials and Methods: A systematic MEDLINE/PubMed literature search was performed, time period included articles published between January 2000 and March 2019. Original articles were selected based on their clinical relevance. Results: Four studies of interest and other cited references were analyzed. These studies reported significant pain and function improvement as well as kyphotic angle and vertebral height restoration and maintain for every implant and technique investigated. Conclusions: Although good clinical performance is reported on these devices, the small numbers of studies and patients investigated draw the need for further larger evaluation before drawing a definitive treatment decision tree to guide physicians managing patients presenting with neoplastic vertebral compression fracture. View Full-Text
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Cornelis, F.H.; Joly, Q.; Nouri-Neuville, M.; Ben-Ammar, M.; Kastler, B.; Kastler, A.; Amoretti, N.; Hauger, O. Innovative Spine Implants for Improved Augmentation and Stability in Neoplastic Vertebral Compression Fracture. Medicina 2019, 55, 426.
Cornelis FH, Joly Q, Nouri-Neuville M, Ben-Ammar M, Kastler B, Kastler A, Amoretti N, Hauger O. Innovative Spine Implants for Improved Augmentation and Stability in Neoplastic Vertebral Compression Fracture. Medicina. 2019; 55(8):426.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cornelis, Francois H.; Joly, Quentin; Nouri-Neuville, Maud; Ben-Ammar, Mohamed; Kastler, Bruno; Kastler, Adrian; Amoretti, Nicolas; Hauger, Olivier. 2019. "Innovative Spine Implants for Improved Augmentation and Stability in Neoplastic Vertebral Compression Fracture." Medicina 55, no. 8: 426.
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