Summary: For patients with an acute osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture, use of a “sham” procedure appears to be associated with the same degree of pain reduction over one day to 12  month follow up as use of vertebroplasty with cement, but without the associated risks of adverse events.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/29743284/

Strength of Recommendation = B

 

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