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Can Kyphoplasty be done 2 weeks after having a fracture?

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1994

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Posted on Mon, 6 Aug 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I fractured L-1 2 weeks ago. I am 66 and in good health. I was hoping to have Kyphoplasty done. Has it been too long since my injury or can I still have it done?

Patti Reynolds
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 5 hours later
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Brief Answer:
Surgery can be done.

You can get kyphoplasty done now after 2 weeks also. The surgery can be done upto 4 weeks after the fracture. Do have absolute bed rest till then. You can recline but avoid sitting or walking.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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