Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty are two types of vertebral augmentation. Specifically, kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty are two minimally invasive treatments that can repair spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis, cancer, or benign lesions.
Kyphoplasty uses an orthopedic balloon to gently elevate the fractured vertebra in an attempt to return it to the correct position. Bone cement is then injected to stabilize the fracture. Compression fractures often result in height loss and stooped posture (kyphosis) due to changes in the shape of the affected vertebrae (spinal deformity). Kyphoplasty was shown to correct the spinal deformity that leads to kyphosis by restoring and normalizing vertebral height and shape.
Vertebral augmentation can take up to one hour per fracture level treated. It can be done on an inpatient or outpatient basis, depending on your overall state of health as determined by your physician. The procedure is done under sedation
Vertebroplasty involves injecting acrylic cement directly into a fractured vertebra to restore strength and stabilization to the spine
After Your Procedure
Patients often experience relief from spinal fracture pain one week after the procedure. Most patients return to their usual activity within a few days.
Spinal fractures are extremely painful and debilitating. Vertebral augmentation techniques such as kypohoplasty and vertebroplasty are innovative procedures that have been proven to strengthen the vertebrae of the spine to decrease pain and improve functioning.
Ignoring spinal fractures can cause irreversible consequences leading to disability. At Modern Pain Consultants, our spine specialist has years of experience in the treatment for spinal fractures with vertebral augmentation. We will identity your spinal fracture during a clinical exam and offer immediate treatment.