Is kyphoplasty painful?

Patients may feel sore in the area where the trocar was inserted. However, this should resolve within a couple of days. Applying ice to the area can help relieve any soreness.

How effective is kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty?

Kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty usually provide pain relief and improved mobility (movement) within 48 hours of the procedures. In some cases, however, patients feel pain relief immediately. The majority of patients are satisfied with the results, with many returning to all their usual activities they were performing before the vertebral fracture occurred.

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