kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty (Vertebral Augmentation)



Have you recently been afflicted with a spinal fracture? Are you having difficulty doing everyday tasks, or feel helpless due to your condition? In this instance, you should consider undergoing a kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty to help control the symptoms.






In instances of spinal fracture, kyphoplasty is a surgical procedure that aids in the bone stabilization, restoring compression fracture caused loss of vertebral body height, and relief of any pain caused by the condition. Kyphoplasty is performed in a three-step process:


  • Upon making a small incision in the back, a small needle is placed, helping to forge a path to the afflicted area.
  • A special balloon is inserted through the needle, gently inflating in the vertebra, and returning the pieces to their correct position by elevating the fracture.
  • After this has been completed, the balloon is taken out, and the cavity is filled with a fast-hardening material (bone cement) to help keep the bone in place.




In a similar procedure, vertebroplasty is a surgical procedure that aids in treating vertebral compression fractures. The procedure has a likeness to kyphoplasty, as it is minimally invasive and relieves pain from compression from spinal fracture. However, there is one difference in the actual procedure - balloon inflation to restore height is skipped and bone cement is injected through the needle.




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