Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are two similar procedures used to treat spine fractures caused by osteoporosis. Both vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are performed to provide relief from back pain, while only kyphoplasty can help straighten the spine.
Advantages of our kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty procedures?
At the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, we are dedicated to only offering the most effective procedures available. All of our procedures are performed by world-class medical professionals, and are accompanied by a variety of advantages over traditional open procedures.
Our minimally invasive kyphoplasty and verebroplaty are accompanied by a number of advantages, including:
- Shorter recovery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Small incision
- Reduced risk of infection
- Fewer complications
- Minimal blood loss
What are our kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty procedures?
During the natural aging process, the elements that make up the spine begin to degenerate. This can cause an increase in osteoporosis and fractures of the spine. These fractures may occur from a small trauma or in cases when bone is exceptionally thin. When the elderly or known osteoporotic patients experience a sudden onset of back pain, they should contact their physician to be evaluated for a possible fracture.
Our kyphoplasty procedure, allows the skilled surgeon to make one or two incisions approximately 5mm in the back, using a special tool and 3D X-Ray guidance, the surgeon is able to locate the fractured bone. With vertebroplasty, a more liquid type of bone cement is injected, using live 3D X-ray imaging to provide support, acting as an internal brace to the injured bone.
Kyphoplasty is slightly different in that a balloon type of device is first placed into the damaged bone in order to restore a more normal alignment before the bone cement is injected. Both of these procedures often provide instantaneous pain relief for the patient, and can be performed in an outpatient setting.
Common spine conditions treated by our kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty procedures
Living with the debilitating pain associated with some of the most common spine conditions can be isolating, ruining your quality of life. Our kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty procedures are able to relieve the pain and symptoms associated with some of the most common spine conditions that cause vertebral compression, including:
- Metastatic tumor
- Multiple myeloma
- Vertebral hemangioma
Common symptoms relieved by our kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty procedures
Suffering from the above conditions often means living life with an increased fear of injury as your bones continue to weaken and become brittle. Our kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty procedures are able to treat a number of the most commonly associated symptoms of osteoporosis and other one-loss related conditions, including:
- Back pain, caused by a fractured or collapsed vertebra
- Radiating pain
- A stooped posture
If you are suffering from these or similar symptoms associated with your condition, do not wait to find relief. Contact the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute today for more information and to see if you may be a candidate for our kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty procedures.
Dr. Bryce Benbow has either authored or reviewed and approved this content.