Have you ever heard of a kyphoplasty procedure? Did you know that about 75 percent of patients regain lost mobility and become more active after treatment? Here at Innovative Pain Solutions, our experts are here to make sure you have the right treatment to help deal with the pain of your fractures. We are conveniently located in Orlando, and our team of medical professionals is here to ensure you get the treatment that lands you on the road to recovery.
What is Kyphoplasty?
Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of painful vertebral compression fractures (VCF), which are fractures involving the vertebral bodies that make up the spinal column.
When a vertebral body fractures, the usual rectangular shape of the bone becomes compressed, causing pain. These compression fractures may involve the collapse of one or more vertebrae in the spine and are a typical result of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease that results in a loss of average bone density, mass, and strength, leading to a condition in which bones become increasingly porous and vulnerable to breaking easily. Vertebrae may also become weakened by cancer.
For a vertebroplasty, physicians use image guidance, typically fluoroscopy, to inject a cement mixture into the fractured bone through a hollow needle. During kyphoplasty, a balloon is first inserted into the fractured bone through the hollow needle to create a cavity or space. The cement is injected into the cavity once the balloon is removed.
Kyphoplasty is also performed on patients who:
- are elderly or frail and will likely have impaired bone healing after a fracture
- have vertebral compression due to a malignant tumor
- suffer from osteoporosis due to long-term steroid treatment or a metabolic disorder
How Does A Kyphoplasty Procedure Work?
When a vertebra breaks or fractures, bone fragments develop, pain occurs when these fragments slide or rub against each other or protrude into the spinal cord.
Vertebroplasty involves injecting the bone with a cement mixture to fuse the fragments, strengthen the vertebra, and provide pain relief.
First, the skin is numbed with a local anesthetic. Then, using imaging guidance, the hollow needle or trocar is passed through the skin into the vertebral body for injection of the cement mixture into the vertebra.
In kyphoplasty, after numbing the skin locally, a balloon is inserted through the trocar into the fractured vertebra where it is inflated to create a cavity for cement injection. The balloon is removed prior to injecting cement into the cavity that was created by the balloon.
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