Kyphoplasty or balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to treat painful compression fractures (fracture in which all or part of a spine bone collapses) or spinal fracture caused by osteoporosis, cancer, or benign lesions in the spine.
Indications for Balloon Kyphoplasty
The procedure is performed under local or general anaesthesia either in outpatient clinic or hospital. The surgeon is guided by real-time x-ray images to locate the target treatment area. In the target area, an orthopaedic balloon is inserted through the needle and inflated to gently elevate the fractured vertebra so as to make an attempt to return it to the correct position. This is followed by injection of bone cement to stabilize the fracture. It takes around one hour per fracture and patient is probably fine to go home on the same day of surgery.
Risks associated with Balloon Kyphoplasty
Although the procedure is safe but sometimes may be associated with following complications:
Advantages of Balloon Kyphoplasty
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