Research Article
Volume 4 Issue 5 - 2020
Percutaneous Vertebroplasty in Traumatic Vertebral Compression Fractures: Analysis of 371 Cases
Оleksandr S Voloshchuk1* and Olena P Krasylenko2
1NeuroTrauma Department, Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine
2Department of Miniinvasive and Laser Spinal Neurosurgery, Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine
*Corresponding Author: Оleksandr S Voloshchuk, NeuroTrauma Department, The State Institution Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Received: March 13, 2020; Published: April 29, 2020


Objectives: The evaluation of short- and long-term results of percutaneous vertebroplasty in patients with isolated traumatic vertebral compression fractures: the dynamics of pain intensity, motor activity and quality of life.

Methods: The short-term and long-term clinical results of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV) in patients with isolated traumatic vertebral compression fractures (IT VCF) (n = 371) were analyzed, the patients were divided into two groups. Group I - the patients with a high-energy injury to the spine with absent osteoporosis signs (n = 160); Group II - the patients with IT VCF due to minor injury against osteoporosis background (n = 211).

Results: The most significant changes in the rate of back pain, related indicators of motor activity and quality of life (according to Oswestry questionnaire) occur during the first 3 days after PV. Thus, average pain intensity index that characterized the pain as very severe before surgery (8,22 ± 1,39 points in group I and 8,44 ± 1.16 points in group II), after 3 days decreased by 9 and 7,7 times, respectively, to values corresponding to minor pain (0,91 ± 1,01 and 1,1 ± 1,02 points, respectively).

The average motor activity score decreased 5,9 times in group I (from 8,82 ± 1,39 to 1,49 ± 0,76 points); in group II - 5,1 times (from 8,82 ± 1,45 to 1,73 ± 1,01 points). Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), which after the severe trauma corresponded to severe disability in group I (57,7 ± 20,2) and injury - in group II (61,6 ± 17,4), indicated moderate disability in group I 3 days after PV (31,2 ± 16,4) and was on the verge of moderate and severe disability (40,4 ± 14,5) in group II. Further improvement of most of these indicators in the first half-year is progressing gradually.

During the long-term period, the intensity of pain in group I increased insignificantly (from 0,74 ± 0,76 points in 1 year to 0,82 ± 0,89 points after 3 years), in group II it increased statistically significantly (p < 0,05) (from 0,91 ± 0,87 points after 1 year to 2,15 ± 1,02 points after 3 years). The average motor activity score in group I increased insignificantly (from 1,11 ± 0,38 to 1,33 ± 0,63), in group II it increased statistically significantly (p < 0,05) (from 1,80 ± 1, 01 to 2,59 ± 1,16). ODI in group I remains at 16,7 ± 16,4 (minimal disability), in group II it increases insignificantly within the values corresponding to moderate disability (from 24,6 ± 16,0 to 27,8 ± 17,4).

Conclusion: The rate, completeness and stability of recovery of the functional state are slightly higher in patients of group I. In addition, clinical symptoms, spondylographic and densitometric examination in group I indicate the progression of age-related degenerative changes of the spine, in group II - the prevalence of osteoporotic spondylopathy against these changes.

Keywords: Traumatic Vertebral Compression Fractures; Percutaneous Vertebroplasty; Pain; Quality of Life; Motor Activity


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