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Can you please explain a "kyphoplasty"?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Back cement
A treatment for compression fractures, a balloon is inserted on each side of the fractured vertebrae and inflated to the correct height and then removed.
Then "cement" is pumped in to fill the void. Here's a helpful summary: http://www.Raleighrad.Com/kyphoplasty.

In brief: Back cement
A treatment for compression fractures, a balloon is inserted on each side of the fractured vertebrae and inflated to the correct height and then removed.
Then "cement" is pumped in to fill the void. Here's a helpful summary: http://www.Raleighrad.Com/kyphoplasty.
David Miller
David Miller
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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. Kyphon.Com.

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. Kyphon.Com.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Balloon
Kyphoplasty is for vertebral fractures.
A radiologist or surgeon places a needle through the skin into the vertebrae, inflates a balloon in the broken bone, and then removes the balloon. He will then fill the cavity with cement. It solidifies and stabilizes the vertebrae.

In brief: Balloon
Kyphoplasty is for vertebral fractures.
A radiologist or surgeon places a needle through the skin into the vertebrae, inflates a balloon in the broken bone, and then removes the balloon. He will then fill the cavity with cement. It solidifies and stabilizes the vertebrae.
Dr. Larry Armstrong
Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Dr. Nicholas Szerlip
Neurosurgery
In brief: Cement augmentation
This is a procedure used to treat a compression fracture of the vertebral body.
It is done with a small incision in the back and a needle is inserted into the vertebral body. A ballon than is used to restore the height of the body and than cement is added. This is used for compression fractures caused by cancer and trauma. It treats pain caused by these fractures.

In brief: Cement augmentation
This is a procedure used to treat a compression fracture of the vertebral body.
It is done with a small incision in the back and a needle is inserted into the vertebral body. A ballon than is used to restore the height of the body and than cement is added. This is used for compression fractures caused by cancer and trauma. It treats pain caused by these fractures.
Dr. Nicholas Szerlip
Dr. Nicholas Szerlip
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