Serious side effects have been known to occur with the use of bone cement in surgical procedures of the spine. These include, but are not limited to, heart attack, cardiac arrest (heart stops beating), stroke, embolism (blood clot or bone cement that moves to the heart or lungs) or death. Side effects may occur beyond a year or more after the procedure. Other side effects related to use of an inflatable balloon device with bone cement include, but are not limited to, wound infection, bleeding, hematoma (collection of blood outside a blood vessel), allergic reaction and pneumothorax (collapsed lung). Please consult with your doctor for the full list of possible side effects related to the combined use of bone cement with an inflatable balloon device.