Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used to treat a spinal deformity such as a spinal compression fracture and allied compression and pain. In a majority of cases, a compression fracture occurs due to osteoporosis. It can be extremely painful and cause a number of mobility issues. During a kyphoplasty procedure, the surgeon inserts a thin tube into the broken vertebrae through an incision over the affected site. A thin catheter is then guided to the broken vertebrae. A balloon at the end of this catheter is inflated and the liquid bone cement that it carries is injected into the cavity or fracture. The balloon is deflated and removed. The cement takes about 15 minutes to solidify repairing the cavity.
At Care Hospitals, a team of expert orthopaedic surgeons and neurologists work relentlessly to provide our patients the best of medical care and comfort.