6 key notes on vertebral compression fracture treatment for Medicare patients

(By – Laura Dyrda, www.beckersspine.com)

A new study published in Spine examines the outcomes for vertebral compression fracture treatment in the Medicare population. The researchers examined more than 1 million patients, including 141,343 patients who underwent balloon kyphoplasty and 75,364 patients who underwent vertebroplasty for vertebral compression fractures. The researchers examined data from the US Medicare data set from 2005 to 2009. Read more…


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