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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)|
|State||Published - Jun 2011|
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