Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive treatment that aims to stabilize a spinal fracture and help the patient return to a pain free life. Additionally, this treatment targets the the vertebral body to restore height and overall spinal health as well as reducing back pain.
What is a Spinal/Compression Fracture?
Kyphoplasty is a procedure that targets and treats a spinal/compression fracture. The bones in the spine also known as vertebrates can fracture or collapse due to osteoporosis or other medical conditions. If left untreated these fractures can cause further damage and affect your overall health. One compression fracture can lead to several fractures. Adverse effects include chronic back pain, difficulty sleeping, difficulty moving and overall deteriorated quality of life. Conventional treatment options include bed rest and pain management through narcotics. These treatments while masking the symptoms do not address the fracture itself.
How does it work?
Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure in which orthopedic balloons are utilized to elevate and stabilize the deformed vertebral body and restore it to its anatomically correct position. The cavity then is cemented to stabilize the vertebrae in its intended position to reduce chronic pain associated with the fracture.
What are the benefits?
There are numerous benefits to the procedure including improving quality of life, mobility and overall reduction of pain associated with the compression fracture. The procedure is done in typically one hour.