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A 31-year-old female asked:

Why is 31 too young 4 kyphoplasty i seen some studies online extreme sport injuries? i'm in pain 4 years now due compression fractures. surgery help?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Kyphoplasty: Kyphoplasty even now days is questionable, since some studies showed no benefit.
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
?: Most kyphoplasties r done 2 those with pulmonary compromise not 4 cosmetic reasons. A kyphoplasties is not a solution 4 pain. Ca spine surgeon and find the cause of ur pain & go from there.
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Not indicated: Kyphoplasty is not indicated for younger patients without osteoporosis. It generally does not help the pain and can lead to avascular necrosis of the vertebral body. Sorry you are hurting, but this procedure is not advised for you.
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Last updated Jan 7, 2019

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