1 Guidance

1.1 Percutaneous vertebroplasty, and percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty without stenting, are recommended as options for treating osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures only in people:

  • who have severe ongoing pain after a recent, unhealed vertebral fracture despite optimal pain management and

  • in whom the pain has been confirmed to be at the level of the fracture by physical examination and imaging.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)