Fracture risk with pressurized-spray cryosurgery.

R. Jay Lee, Joel L. Mayerson, Martha Crist

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Forty-two patients treated with curettage, burring, direct pressurized cryotherapy, and bone grafting or cementation were retrospectively reviewed. There were no pathologic fractures in this study group, compared with a 17% fracture rate in recent studies using the "direct pour" technique. Direct pressurized cryotherapy was used in 3 separate freezing cycles in each case. This approach may significantly reduce the risk for fracture compared with historical controls using the direct-pour technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E105-109
JournalAmerican journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2011

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