Kyphoplasty is often performed in conjunction with vertebroplasty . The procedure creates a space in a fractured vertebra in which bone cement is injected to relieve chronic back pain. Texas Pain Institute offers kyphoplasty for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake and nearby areas of Texas.
What is Kyphoplasty?
Kyphoplasty is a type of minimally invasive spine surgery that may be recommended for some cases of compression fractures in the vertebrae. When these fractures do not heal with more conservative therapies, the space can be filled with a special type cement as part of vertebroplasty . Some vertebrae fractures have minimal space in which to inject the cement, and kyphoplasty is intended to create such a space.
What are the Benefits of Kyphoplasty?
In some cases, vertebroplasty is not an effective option due to the narrow space within the fracture. Kyphoplasty creates a space for the bone cement to help improve mobility and relieve chronic back pain. Kyphoplasty is typically performed at the same time as the vertebroplasty.
Am I a Candidate for Kyphoplasty?
You may be a candidate for kyphoplasty if diagnostic imaging and your medical history indicate that you have a particularly narrow space around your compression fracture.
How is Kyphoplasty Performed?
Kyphoplasty is performed in conjunction with your vertebroplasty procedure. A device with a small balloon is guided to the point of the fracture using advanced imaging technology that provides a “live view” of the soft tissue and spine. The balloon is inflated to create a space near the fracture. The vertebroplasty procedure is then performed by injected bone cement into the fracture.
What is the Recovery Like After Kyphoplasty?
Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty are outpatient procedures. You spend a few hours in our recovery area to allow the cement to harden. You may have some limitations to your activities. Icing the area helps with any discomfort that you experience.
What is the Prognosis After Kyphoplasty?
When performed in conjunction with vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty provides our patients with long-term relief from chronic back pain. You will continue to work with your primary and specialty physician to rehabilitate the back muscles with physical therapy and other treatments.
If you have a narrow compression fracture in your vertebrae that does not allow for the introduction of bone cement, kyphoplasty is a supplemental procedure that is performed to enhance outcomes of vertebroplasty. Dr. Ved Aggarwal and his team offer kyphoplasty for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake and surrounding communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.