Kyphoplasty, also known as balloon kyphoplasty, is a minor procedure which restores a fractured vertebrae to a normal height to relieve a patient’s pain and to gain mobility. Those who opt for this procedure shortly after a fracture can experience pain-free symptoms and go back to normal activities without the need for as many pain medications. Kyphoplasty patients experience more movement in their bodies after the procedure, usually without need for additional physical therapy or rehabilitation.
The Kyphoplasty Procedure
Pain Relief from Spinal Compression Fractures
Patients who are suffering from fractured spinal injuries are candidates for the kyphoplasty. The procedure is ideal for younger, mostly healthy, individuals as healing is faster. Often this is performed shortly after an accident or fall. It is also appropriate for those who have a herniated disk with nerve or spinal cord compression or spinal stenosis. For best success, kyphoplasty should be performed within 8 weeks of injury/fracture.
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