What is Kyphoplasty?
Kyphoplasty is an image-guided technique used to treat vertebral compression fractures (VCF), typically caused by osteoporosis. During the procedure, a small needle with an attached balloon is used to open up space in the fractured vertebra. That space is then filled with special orthopedic cement that fuses and strengthens any weak, fractured or broken bones. For many patients, pain relief, and even elimination, is felt within days of the procedure—allowing them to get back to their lives.