Balloon Kyphoplasty

Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure to treat vertebral compression fractures. During the procedure, the patient is sedated and a balloon is guided into the affected vertebra with the assistance of fluoroscopy. The balloon is then inflated, raising the collapsed bone, creating space within the spinal column and fixing the positioning of the bone.

The balloon is removed and the cavity that it leaves behind is filled with an orthopedic, cement-like glue that hardens and stabilizes the vertebral body. This treatment can help eliminate pain, reduce pressure on surrounding nerves, and restore vertebral body height and proper alignment of the spine. This allows the patient to have increased mobility and stability, restoring their quality of life.