Unless there is an unusual circumstance, I would expect the success rate to be lower. The procedure called vertebroplasty inserts a balloon into the fractured vertebrae, blows up the balloon to re-establish the height of the bone and then cemented. It is done for pain control, but I would expect that the fractured bone has already healed in 3 months. Talk to his doctor. Also see Archives News section on this site for a review of a research article.
About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.
Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University