Balloon kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that treats vertebral body compression fractures.
Vertebral body compression fractures (VCF) causes the bones of the spine to collapse.
The result of a VCF is often debilitating back pain and a stooped posture. This new procedure provides rapid pain relief, stabilizes the fracture and helps straighten the spine.
The procedure is minimally invasive, requiring a small percutaneuous incision in the back and very small instruments, including an inflatable balloon, similarto one as has been used in cardiovascular procedures.
The balloon is placed inside the VCF and is inflated, raising the collapsed bone and helping to straighten the spine. The balloon is deflated and withdrawn, leaving a cavity within the bone which is filled with a material, creating an internal cast, that holds the repaired bone in place.
Balloon kyphoplasty requires only twenty to thirty minutes per fracture treated and can be performed under local or general anesthesia. This may be done outpatient or as a 23 hour overnight observation admission in a hospital.
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