Kyphoplasty for Vertebral Compression Fractures

Understanding Kyphoplasty

A vertebral compression fracture, or a break in one of your vertebra, can be extremely painful. The older population is most often affected due to brittle or porous bones caused by bone diseases such as, osteoporosis, degenerative bone disease, bone cancer, or compromised bone density. A gradual collapse of a vertebral body is also possible due to bone deterioration, or the fracture can happen spontaneously from a hard fall. A break like this can result in bone fragments rubbing against each other making it difficult to move freely. Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat vertebral compression fractures by inflating a balloon to restore bone height, then injecting bone cement into the vertebral body to give the area more strength.

 How is Kyphoplasty Performed?

We Help You Manage Your Chronic Pain

Kyphoplasty is a brand new procedure being offered at BSSNY out of our new White Plains Office Based Procedure Suite and our office in the Nyack Hospital. While this procedure requires sedation, typically a hospital stay is not necessary. Kyphoplasty is a great option when it comes to relieving pain and improving mobility when other treatments fail to provide relief. However, Kyphoplasty is not a preventative procedure used to combat osteoporosis and it is not suggested for other spine disorders including herniated disks, back arthritis, or curvature of the spine due to scoliosis.

Kyphoplasty can increase a patients mobility and allow a full return to previous activity level without any form of physical therapy or rehabilitation. The procedure successfully alleviates pain from a vertebral compression fracture with many patients feeling significant relief almost immediately or a few days after surgery.

 

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