What is Kyphoplasty for vertebral body compression fractures?


Kyphoplasty Procedure   A kyphoplasty procedure is a type of vertebral augmentation procedure for compression fractures that occur in osteoporotic vertebral bodies. Compression fractures can be extremely painful conditions and fracture stabilization can greatly improve the patient’s mobility and respiratory ability. During a kyphoplasty procedure, a narrow spinal needle is directed through the pedicle using fluoroscopy into the optimal position inside the affected vertebral body. ┬áThe doctor will insert a special balloon through the needle and into the vertebral body. … Read More

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