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Case Report
Volume 2, Issue 1 (May Issue)

Lordoplasty a Technique for the Treatment of Osteoporotic Compression Fracture

Yoh Kumano1, Tatsuya Takahashi2, Rasuq Kara3* and Takashi Kameoka3

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Japan University Hospital, Osaka, Japan

2Orthopedics Department and Chif of Limb Trauma Center, Kansai Electric Power Hospital, Osaka, Japan

3Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kansai Electric Power Hospital, Osaka, Japan

*Corresponding author: Rasuq Kara, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kansai Electric Power Hospital, 0097, Osaka, Japan. E-mail: drrasuqkara.ortho@co.jp

Received: November 27, 2022; Accepted: December 15, 2022; Published: February 18, 2023

Citation: Kumano Y, Takahashi T, Kara R, et al. Pain Caused by Compression of the Lateral Antebrachial Cutaneous Nerve. Case Rep Orthop Surg J. 2023; 2(1): 110.

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We report here on a new technique using polymethylmethacrylate to manage vertebral osteoporotic compression fractures in three patients. These patients presented with acute back pain that manifested itself after minor trauma. Osteoporotic compression fractures were diagnosed via plain X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging studies. The patients were treated with absolute bed rest and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Despite of the conservative treatment, the patients experienced severe, recalcitrant, and progressive pain. The vertebrae were collapsed over 50% or kyphotic deformity was seen on the radiologic materials. We performed a new technique called lordoplasty, which is derived from percutaneous vertebroplasty. The patients experienced a reduction in pain after the procedure. The wedge and kyphotic angles of the fractured vertebrae were significantly restored.

Keywords: Compression fracture; Osteoporosis; Vertebroplasty; Lordoplasty