Contrary to past randomized trials, this trial of patients with acute osteoporotic vertebral fracture (with persistent pain) found that verebroplasty improved pain control significantly better than the control group, both immediately after the procedure and at 1-year follow up. Vertebroplasty is a reasonable option in patients with persistent pain after acute osteoporotic vertebral fractures (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.