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 create a space in the bone, 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 procedure being offered at BSSNY out of our 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 minimally invasive procedure when it comes to relieving pain and improving mobility when other treatments fail to provide relief.

Kyphoplasty can improve mobility and allow a full return to baseline activity while preventing complications associated with immobility including blood clots, increase risk of falls, progression of osteoporosis and loss of muscle strength and endurance. The procedure successfully alleviates pain from a vertebral compression fracture while also stabilizing the fracture itself. Many patients feel relief immediately or within days of the procedure and can return to normal activities without restriction.