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What can prevent me from qualifying for PVA?

Your doctor will decide if you are a suitable candidate for percutaneous vertebral augmentation based on your examination and your medical history.

Not all patients qualify for percutaneous vertebral augmentation. Typically, this treatment is not recommended for patients who show improvement after conservative treatment.

Other types of patients who don’t qualify for this procedure are those who have osteoblastic metastasis, severe cardiorespiratory disease, allergy to cement, fracture-dislocation injury, osteomyelitis, severe uncorrectable coagulopathy.

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