Kyphoplasty is provided as a way to effectively diminish pain and discomfort that has been the result of a spinal compression fracture. Additionally, kyphoplasty is an available procedure option for treating kyphosis, also known as a curvature of the spine, which can develop after a spinal compression fracture and alter both posture and spinal height. To begin the procedure, a special balloon is positioned through a small incision within the back. The balloon is then carefully filled with air to stabilize the fractured area while still permitting the bone to return to its proper position. After a cavity has been made within the vertebrae, polymethylmethacrylate (a cement-like material) is used to secure and provide stability to the bone. Our team of experienced pain management experts at Tricity Pain Associates provides kyphoplasty to accurately and efficiently secure and protect compression fractures and diminish the associated symptoms. Contact our Kyle, TX facility to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation with one of our skilled physicians.
As an outpatient procedure, kyphoplasty is performed with the use of general or local anesthesia. To begin, a small incision is created within the back and innovative imaging technology is then used to position a small tube into the area. This tube will be utilized to help put the special balloon in the proper position within the spine where the balloon will be filled with air and then removed. Once the balloon is taken out of the area, the polymethylmethacrylate is injected into the cavity that has been left behind. The entire process takes about one hour per each vertebra being treated, and some patients may have several vertebrae treated within one session. Once the procedure is complete, you could be monitored for a period of time before you will be allowed to return home to recover and heal.
To learn more about kyphoplasty treatment, contact Tricity Pain Associates in Kyle, TX to schedule a consultation at our facility.