Rationale for limited surgical intervention in vertebral body fractures of the osteoporotic patient

Thomas Roger Blattert, Christian Schmidt, Jan-Sven Jarvers & Christoph Josten
Objective: Stabilization of osteoporotic vertebral fractures (type A3 acc. to AO) comprises a major challenge. Balloon-kyphoplasty does not address the posterior wall fragment and thus cannot restore axial stability. Classic-type posterior instrumentation tends to fail due to implant loosening. We therefore[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]