Vertebral Fracture and Kyphoplasty
What is a Vertebral Fracture?
A vertebral compression fracture is an injury to one of the “back bones” making up the spine resulting in breakage and collapse of the bone structure.
They can be a result of osteoporosis, trauma or an abnormality within the actual bone due to malignant and benign conditions.
What is Kyphoplasty?
Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical technique that uses the placement of two small balloons in the fractured vertebral body in order to elevate the collapsed portion, and then subsequently fills it with cement to support it and treat the pain that is originating from the fractured portion.