The procedures for vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are similar, but contain key differences that patients should consider when deciding on surgery for vertebral fractures.
Vertebroplasty, a minimally invasive surgical procedure, may be considered for painful spine fractures primarily caused by osteoporosis.
Vertebroplasty tends to be a safe procedure, but it has some risks for potentially serious complications.
Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are minimally invasive procedures that may be used in cases of severe pain caused by a vertebral fracture that does not improve over a number of weeks with pain medication and bracing.
Surgery for cervical degenerative disc disease may be a reasonable option if a correctible spinal problem has been identified or if a patient has neck pain that significantly affects his or her quality of life.
Some restrictions and guidelines are applicable in terms of whether or not someone should consider surgery at all, and some guidelines and restrictions that are applicable just to the X-stop...