Incidence of fracture in adjacent levels in patients treated with balloon kyphoplasty: a review of the literature.
The available evidence suggests that the treatment of painful vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) secondary to osteoporosis or multiple myeloma, by cement augmentation with balloon kyphoplasty (BK), is both safe and effective. However, there is uncertainty in the literature concerning the potential of the procedure to influence the risk for adjacent segment fracture. The aim of this article is to review the available peer-reviewed literature, regarding adjacent vertebral body fractures after kyphoplasty augmentation.
Campbell, Peter and Harrop, James, "Incidence of fracture in adjacent levels in patients treated with balloon kyphoplasty: a review of the literature." (2008). Department of Neurosurgery Faculty Papers. Paper 42.