kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty (Vertebral Augmentation)

PROVIDING RELIEF IN EVERY NOOK

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.

WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURES?

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.

Schedule an Appointment
Call our office or fill out the form below, and we will contact you within 48 hours to confirm your appointment.

Call: 989-773-2081 | Fax: 989-773-3418

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Friday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Closed weekends and holidays. Occasionally close early on Fridays for special reasons.

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