You may be a good candidate if you have a painful vertebral compression fracture that not healed with a conservative treatment approach. Candidates for kyphoplasty typically have a severe collapse or wedging in the vertebrae. You’re not a good candidate if you have pain that is not related to a compression fracture, or if you have an extensive fracture that affects surrounding structures. If you have an infection, it must be treated and cleared before the procedure can begin.
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The majority of patients will notice immediate improvement of some or all of their symptoms while other symptoms may improve more gradually. A positive attitude and following your doctor’s post-surgery instructions will contribute to a satisfactory outcome.