IPG166

Balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures (IPG166)

  • Interventional procedures IPG166
  • Issued: April 2006
    • Balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures

      The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures in April 2006.

      It replaces previous guidance on balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures (Interventional Procedures Guidance no. 20, November 2003).

      Further recommendations have been made as part of the clinical guideline on metastatic spinal cord compression published in November 2008, as follows:

      Vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty should be considered for patients who have vertebral metastases and no evidence of MSCC or spinal instability if they have either:

      • mechanical pain resistant to analgesia, or
      • vertebral body collapse.

      Vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty for spinal metastases should only be performed after agreement between appropriate specialists including an oncologist, interventional radiologist, and spinal surgeon, and in facilities where there is good access to spinal surgery.

      Clinical and cost-effectiveness evidence was reviewed in the development of this guideline which has led to this more specific recommendation. More information is available from www.nice.org.uk/CG75. The IP guidance on Balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures remains current, and should be read in conjunction with the clinical guideline.

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