Kyphoplasty patient-centered outcomes via questionnaire.

Academic Article


  • Background: To assess patient centered outcomes among adults with compression fractures treated by kyphoplasty. Methods: A 3-question survey was administered via telephone to patients who had a kyphoplasty procedure performed from 2008-2011. Results: One hundred fifty-one patients completed the telephone satisfaction survey. Of these, 95.4% of respondents said the procedure was tolerable, 82.8% had full or partial pain relief and 66.2% would have the procedure again. Conclusions: Large randomized and observational evidence support the use of kyphoplasty in osteoporotic and malignant compression fractures. Based on our survey, patients believe kyphoplasty is a tolerable procedure that produces full or partial pain relief and would undergo the procedure again if needed.
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    Published In

  • J Spine Surg  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Kyphoplasty, compression fracture, patient satisfaction, vertebroplasty
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    Author List

  • Carr D; Cook R; Tong D; Bahoura M; Kanack J; Sobilo A; Falatko S; Walters BC; Barrett R
  • Start Page

  • 328
  • End Page

  • 332
  • Volume

  • 4
  • Issue

  • 2