pros and cons of kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty for vertebral compression fracture?

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If the patient is of sufficient age- such as greater than 50 although not all patients need to be this age, it is a minimally invasive way to treat a vertebral fracture with cement and have quick relief of pain. Of course, since I'm a conservative Dr., I like to let the compression fractures heal in a brace without being invasive. Let your pain be your guide.
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Better control of cement placememt with kyphoplasty was developed to avoid leaks seen in vertebralplasty only con is cost to insurance the kyphon balloons are waY too expensive so insurance has looked for less expensive alternatives of course in luding the gov medicare kyphoplasty has an opportuniity to change the wedge to a block
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