A kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive spine procedure that treats spinal fractures, which can be caused by osteoporosis or an impact injury to the spine. The surgery is structured to stabilize and restore height to the spine, rapidly relieving back pain.
The board certified physicians at American Spine specialize in minimally invasive spine surgeries and use precision and excellence in every kyphoplasty procedure. For the procedure, a small incision is made near the fractured vertebral body. Surgical instruments are placed through the channel, including The KyphX® Inflatable Bone Tamp (IBT). The incision space is inflated, creating a cavity. Once the device is inserted, the balloon is deflated, leaving a stable cavity within the vertebral body.
The created cavity is filled with a special bone cement, producing a stable and safe filling within the bone. The incision is then closed, creating rapid mobility and adequate pain relief.