The first book to cover minimal-invasive treatment of osteoporotic, tumorous and traumatic vertebral fractures in the English language. In addition to detailed descriptions of the techniques, including tips and tricks from experts, this book contains a chapter about the medical treatment of osteoporosis, which is indispensable in the interdisciplinary approach to osteoporosis. This acclaimed innovative concept unites several treatment aspects and more conservative treatment methods are also presented in this work. All chapters are reflecting new developments and clinical findings in the field of orthopaedics, surgery, traumatology and neurosurgery. These include a new step-by-step treatment method for osteoporosis, new clinical and biomechanical aspects as well as special indications such as osteonecrosis. Furthermore, a chapter discussing the indication and clinical results of balloon kyphoplasty in trauma has been added. Reimbursement schemes of different countries have been added in order to provide an insight into current reimbursement strategies. TOC:From the contents Epidemiology of Osteoporosis.- Drug Therapy of Osteoporosis.- Clinical and Mortality Risk of the Osteoporotic Spine Fracture.- Biomechanics.- Indications, Contraindications, Treatment Scheme and Imaging.- Special Anatomy and Fracture Classification.- The Technique of Balloon Kyphoplasty.- Results in Kyphoplasty, Risks and Complications.- Special Indications and Techniques of Balloon kyphoplasty.- Indications and Experience with Balloon Kyphoplasty in Trauma.- Alternative Methods to Kyphoplasty: Vertebroplasty - Lordoplasty.- Injectable Cements for Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty.- Physiotherapeutic Treatment after Balloon Kyphoplasty - Aspects and Concepts.
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