Re: Kyphoplasty and Vertbroplasty
I found out that I have 3 fractures which sort of showed up on xray. I then had an MRI and it showed the vertebraes were 90% of normal and one was 80% of normal. The MRI is good to get because it shows more detail. I don't know if I'd agree to surgery just because I wanted an MRI if that is what your doctor meant.
I have a follow up app't in December so I don't know anymore at this point. It seemed important from the MRI report whether the normal curve shape in the T Spine was still present and it was.
Are you having pain? I was in a car accident and then noticed pain but after getting the MRI it appeared that these fractures were there before the accident. If these fractures I have were going to heal in 6-8 weeks it would have already happened but possibly would have to be immobilized in order for that to happen, so I'm not sure if you have correct information or not about fractures healing. I'm new to this so your doctor could be perfectly correct though.
I don't have much pain at all so I think I'll leave these alone for now.
Last edited by taape; 10-07-2008 at 08:55 PM.