Are there any age limits to a vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty procedure?
There are no specific age limits for vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty. Many surgeons do not recommend these procedures for young people (under 40) due to the unknown risk of living with plastic in the body for decades. Most of these procedures are done on elderly people with osteoporosis. People with significant medical diseases and the very elderly are at higher risk of complications, there has even been reports of death during or after these procedures. The majority of people will have very good results (that is 50-90% reduction in pain). Please click Kyphoplasty for more information on vertebral compression fractures.