3 Further information

3.1 The Institute has issued guidance on percutaneous vertebroplasty.

Andrew Dillon
Chief Executive
April 2006

Sources of evidence

The evidence considered by the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee is described in the following document.

'Interventional procedure overview of balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures', June 2005.

Information for patients

NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers. It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.