Kyphoplasty (Balloon Vertebroplasty)
Kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty are minimally invasive procedures used to treat vertebral body compression fractures. Vertebral body fractures lead to the collapse or compression of a vertebra, causing your spine to shorten and curve forward. This can result in significant pain.
Kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty are generally reserved for people with painful progressive (increasing) back pain caused by osteoporotic or pathologic vertebral compression fractures. Candidates for these procedures often have a reduced ability to move and function because of the fractures and the pain caused by them.
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