1Anis Nassar

1Lebanese Hospital Geitawi

Objective:

To determine whether Kyphoplasty is better than vertebroplasty for pain management and procedure control of  complication rates.

Material(s) and Method(s):

Review of the literature and personal experience more than 400 cases performed.

Result(s):

Both the techniques are safe with no advantage of kypphoplasty/vertebroplasty.

Conclusion(s):

There is no advantage of kyphoplasty over vertebroplasty. On the contrary, vertebroplasty takes a shorter time, is less expensive. No increase in the complication rate is noted.