What is Kyphoplasty?
This exciting and effective treatment uses precise X-ray guided injections of cement into fractured and compressed vertebral bodies to relieve pain and facilitate return to normal activities. Kyphoplasty involves an office consult and treatment in our X-ray suites. Patients go home with two Band-Aids on their back.
Similar to Vertebroplasty, this procedure is used to stabilize a broken bone in the spinal column known as a compression fracture. It is unique in using a balloon to correct vertebral body shape and to create a space into which cement is injected to stabilize the fractured. This technique can be used when restoration of vertebral body height is considered to be important or when the degree of compression is greater than that recommended for vertebroplasty.