IOF Regional 7th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Conference Sydney, Australia 2018 – Sponsored Symposia Abstracts
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UNDERSTANDING MORALITY RISK FOR PATIENTS WITH VCF
K. L. Ong1,2
1Exponent Inc., Philadelphia, United States, 2 School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
Were vertebral compression fracture (VCF) patients at higher risk of mortality following the 2009 publication of the vertebroplasty “sham” trials? – Osteoporosis Int 2017
Vertebral compression fractures are the most common osteoporotic fractures. The onset of a VCF can lead to a downward spiral of morbidity including mortality. Treatment options for a VCF patient include non-surgical management, such as back braces and opioids. Alternatively, surgical interventions include vertebroplasty (VP) or balloon kyphoplasty (BKP).
This presentation will discuss the differences in mortality risks for VCF patients who undergo non-surgical management, VP, and BKP. The presentation will further describe the treatment pattern changes and associated mortality risks after 2009, when...