Article Abstract

Kyphoplasty patient-centered outcomes via questionnaire

Authors: Daniel Carr, Richard Cook, Doris Tong, Matthew Bahoura, Jennifer Kanack, Alicja Sobilo, Stephanie Falatko, Beverly C. Walters, Ryan Barrett


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.