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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 45(2); 2009 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2009;45(2): 122-126.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2009.45.2.122
Single-Balloon Kyphoplasty in Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures : Far-Lateral Extrapedicular Approach.
Kyeong Sik Ryu, Han Yong Huh, Sung Chul Jun, Chun Kun Park
Department of Neurosurgery, Kangnam St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. ckpmd@catholic.ac.kr
Single-balloon kyphoplasty via an extrapedicular approach has been reported to be effective because it requires less time than conventional two-balloon kyphoplasty and has comparable therapeutic efficacy. However, single-balloon kyphoplasty is not popular because the extrapedicular approach is believed to be complicated and unsuitable for the thoracolumbar and lumbar spine. The authors describe a standardized surgical technique that utilizes a far-lateral extrapedicular approach for single-balloon kyphoplasty, which can be performed in any part of the spine by physicians without substantial difficulty.
Key Words: Osteoporosis; Vertebral compression fractures; Balloon kyphoplasty
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