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Creation of a Small Cavity Reduces the Rate of Cement Leakage During Vertebral Body Augmentation

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02557113
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 23, 2015
Last Update Posted : September 23, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mohammad ARAB MOTLAGH, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital

Brief Summary:
Leakage of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is the most common complication during vertebral body augmentation and can lead to serious patient morbidity. Any measure to reduce the rate of cement leakage is of value and makes the procedure safer.The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the creation of a cavity on cement leakage during vertebroplasty. Investigators tested the hypothesis that the creation of a merely small and irregular cavity in vertebral body prior to cement injection would reduce cement leakage.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Vertebral Body Fracture Procedure: Vertebroplasty Procedure: Cavuplasty Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 36 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Creation of a Small Cavity in Vertebral Body Reduces the Rate of Cement Leakage During Vertebral Body Augmentation: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study
Study Start Date : January 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Fractures

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Vertebroplasty
This Group Underwent the Vertebroplasty Procedure (Injection of Bone Cement into the Fractured Osteoporotic Vertebral Body)
Procedure: Vertebroplasty
Fractured Osteoporotic Vertebral Body is Augmented with Injection of Bone Cement

Experimental: Cavuplasty
This Group Underwent the Cavuplasty Procedure (Small Cavity was Created in the Vertebral Body Prior to Injection of Bone Cement)
Procedure: Cavuplasty
Small Cavity is Created in Fractured Osteoporotic Vertebral Body Prior to Cement Injection

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. CT-Scan evaluation [ Time Frame: One week ]
    Number of Cement Extravasation in each Vertebral Body

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Visual Analogue Scale [ Time Frame: 3 Months ]
    Scores range from 0 (no pain) to 10 (worst possible pain)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Osteoporotic vertebral body fractures of the thoracolumbar spine (T9 to L4) that were classified as A1 fractures according to Arbeitsgemeinschaft Osteosynthesis (AO) Classification

Exclusion Criteria:

  • More Than 2 Vertebral Body Fractures
  • Fractures of Vertebral Body Based on Malignancy
  • Previous Spinal Operation
  • Spinal Infection
  • Spinal Deformity (scoliosis)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02557113

Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Mohammad Arab Motlagh, MD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery University Hospital Frankfurt
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Responsible Party: Mohammad ARAB MOTLAGH, Dr. med., Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital Identifier: NCT02557113    
Other Study ID Numbers: Cavuplasty
First Posted: September 23, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 23, 2015
Last Verified: September 2015
Keywords provided by Mohammad ARAB MOTLAGH, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital:
cement leakage
cement augmentation
vertebral body fracture
vertebral cavity
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Fractures, Bone
Wounds and Injuries