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Learn how kyphoplasty can reduce back pain.
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25 - 35 minutes
No incision; performed with a needle
NO HOSPITAL STAY
What is a Kyphoplasty?
Kyphoplasty is a type of vertebral augmentation surgery used to treat spinal compression fractures that have not responded well to conservative non-surgical treatments. With the assistance of X-ray imaging, a surgeon restores the collapsed vertebrae height and fills the cavity with bone cement to stabilize the vertebrae.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Kyphoplasty?
You may be a good candidate if you have a painful vertebral compression fracture that hasn’t healed with a conservative treatment approach. Candidates for kyphoplasty typically have severe pain and collapse or wedging of the vertebrae.
How Will I Feel After Surgery?
The majority of patients will notice immediate improvement of some or all of their symptoms, while other symptoms may improve more gradually. A positive attitude and following your doctor’s post-surgery instructions will contribute to a satisfactory outcome.
*The Kyphoplasty procedure is recognized by the American Medical Association.