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Short Form 36 (SF-36) health survey scores-which measure physical, emotional, social and mental health-decreased at 12 weeks following compression fractures in all groups, confirming previous study findings which found a decrease in life quality following a compression fracture.
Mayo clinicians were also statistically significantly more likely than BHCS clinicians to treat osteoporotic compression fracture patients with medical therapy and pain management alone, rather than in combination with vertebroplasty (Figure 4; 57 of 78 [73%] at Mayo vs 28 of 58 [48%] at BHCS, chi-square DF 1, P = 0.
Decreased respiratory function in postmenopausal osteoporotic women with vertebral compression fractures has been demonstrated in previous studies (3-5).
In general, if there is pain provocation at the level of the patient's vertebral compression fracture, then that patient is a likely candidate for vertebral augmentation.
About Vertebral Compression Fractures and the OsseoFix Spinal Fracture Reduction System
Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) constitute a significant cause of morbidity in the elderly, severely affecting quality of life.
co-editor of Vertebral Osteoporotic Compression Fractures and lead author of one of the studies.
com) announced today that it has begun commercial shipments to Europe of its Ascendx VCF Repair System to treat vertebral compression fractures (VCF).
Collapse of the vertebrae due to trauma, osteoporosis or other causes of weakening of the vertebrae is known as vertebral compression fracture (VCF).
For more information on MRG's report, Global Markets for Minimally Invasive Vertebral Compression Fracture Treatments, which includes coverage on industry competitors in this market, visit www.
TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Minimally Invasive Vertebral Compression Fracture Devices market to grow at a CAGR of 14.
Scope - Market size for Spinal Surgery market categories - Spinal Fusion, Vertebral Compression Fracture Repair Devices and Spinal Non-Fusion.