Kyphoplasty: Complications & Side Effects


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A kyphoplasty is used to treat:

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1. Some complications stemming from kyphoplasty occur due to the bone cement that's used. Why is bone cement used in kyphoplasty?

2. Sometimes a complication of kyphoplasty is extravasation, which is when:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Evaluate your understanding of problems with kyphoplasty by taking this multiple-choice quiz. The quiz is concise and can be completed in very little time, and you'll get your scores immediately.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your knowledge of the following will be tested during this quiz:

  • What kyphoplasty treats
  • Reason for using bone cement in kyphoplasty
  • What happens during extravasation
  • An expected minor side-effect of kyphoplasty
  • Complications of kyphoplasty inherent to any surgical procedure

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about kyphoplasty, such as what it's a treatment for
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding inherent complications of kyphoplasty
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding use of bone cement in kyphoplasty and interpret it correctly

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