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What are kyphoplasty procedures?

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Kyphon.com

Kyphoplasty is an excellent treatment for patients with osteoporotic compression fractures that are failing conservative care or are in debilitating pain.
It is also successful in the treatment of pathologic features from certain metastatic tumors and multiple myeloma. It is not indicated for vertebral fractures in younger patients. Proper indications and patient selection are key.

In brief: Kyphon.com

Kyphoplasty is an excellent treatment for patients with osteoporotic compression fractures that are failing conservative care or are in debilitating pain.
It is also successful in the treatment of pathologic features from certain metastatic tumors and multiple myeloma. It is not indicated for vertebral fractures in younger patients. Proper indications and patient selection are key.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Jason Bauer
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Vertebral augment

Kyphoplasty is a type of vertebral augmentation to treat spinal compression fractures which have failed conservative management.
Using imaging guidance and small incisions small needles are guided into the vertebral body, a cavity is created by inflating a balloon, and pmma cement in carefully injection. In the right hands it is very safe and can effectively improve pain and prevent height loss.

In brief: Vertebral augment

Kyphoplasty is a type of vertebral augmentation to treat spinal compression fractures which have failed conservative management.
Using imaging guidance and small incisions small needles are guided into the vertebral body, a cavity is created by inflating a balloon, and pmma cement in carefully injection. In the right hands it is very safe and can effectively improve pain and prevent height loss.
Dr. Jason Bauer
Dr. Jason Bauer
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: For compression fx

These are procedures done for osteoporotic compression fractures that may not be able to be treated non operatively, usually about 10% go to surgery -a kyphoplasty is the initial insertion of a baloon-like device inflated and then removed to restore height of the compressed fracture and then a fill with "bone cement"restoring spinal alignment and stability with good pain relief.

In brief: For compression fx

These are procedures done for osteoporotic compression fractures that may not be able to be treated non operatively, usually about 10% go to surgery -a kyphoplasty is the initial insertion of a baloon-like device inflated and then removed to restore height of the compressed fracture and then a fill with "bone cement"restoring spinal alignment and stability with good pain relief.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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