Spinal Fracture Pain
Spinal Fracture Pain can be devastating, but Kyphoplasty can help stop the pain and stabilize the bone. Kyphoplasty is a type of vertebral augmentation used for compression fractures and it achieved through the use of a small incision in the back through which a narrow tube in inserted. Next, a fluoroscopy guides the tube to the fractured area and X-ray imaging is used to place a balloon through the tube and inflate it directly, and gently into the vertebrae. What the inflection of the balloon does is cases an election of the fracture to position it more normally and comfortably. Lastly, the balloon is taken out and a cement-like material known as PMMA is used to stabilize the bone.
This procedure to aid Spinal Fracture Pain typically takes around an hour for each vertebra and then the patients are usually kept in an observation room while they recover. Some patients may need to spend the following day in the hospital too. Transportation after the procedure will be pre-arranged as patients are unable to drive themselves home. To learn more about this procedure and recovery process, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office today.
Posted in General on September 23rd, 2018