Information for the public
What the decision means for you
Your doctor may have offered you balloon kyphoplasty. NICE has considered this procedure because it is relatively new. NICE has decided that the procedure is safe enough and works well enough for use in the NHS. Nonetheless, you should understand the benefits and risks of balloon kyphoplasty before you agree to it. Your doctor should discuss the benefits and risks with you. Some of these may be described above.