Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure aimed at treating spinal fractures, often caused by osteoporosis or trauma. It involves inflating a small balloon in the collapsed vertebra to create space, which is then filled with a special bone cement. This stabilizes the spine, alleviates pain, restores height, and improves posture by correcting vertebral deformity. 

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Kyphoplasty Treated Conditions

  • Osteoporotic Compression Fractures Kyphoplasty is particularly effective in treating compression fractures caused by osteoporosis. In these cases, the procedure helps restore the vertebral body height and reduce pain, thus improving the patient’s mobility and quality of life. 
  • Traumatic Vertebral Fractures For vertebral fractures resulting from trauma, such as a fall or auto accident, kyphoplasty can provide stability to the damaged vertebrae. It alleviates pain and helps prevent further spinal deformity, aiding in a faster and more comfortable recovery. 
  • Multiple Myeloma In patients with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that affects the bone marrow, kyphoplasty can relieve pain caused by cancer-related spinal fractures. It stabilizes the affected bones, allowing patients to engage in daily activities with less discomfort. 
  • Spinal Tumors For those suffering from spinal tumors, kyphoplasty can be a part of the treatment plan to relieve pain and stabilize the spine. It’s often used in conjunction with other therapies to manage symptoms and improve spinal structure integrity. 
  • Vertebral Hemangioma Kyphoplasty is used to treat vertebral hemangiomas, benign vascular tumors in the spine that can cause pain and structural issues. By stabilizing the affected vertebrae, the procedure reduces pain and helps prevent potential complications from these tumors. 

Why Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers?

Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers offer expert Kyphoplasty procedures to our New Orlean’s patients, providing relief from pain and improved spinal stability. Our skilled specialists use this minimally invasive technique to effectively treat various spinal conditions, ensuring a precise, safe, and compassionate approach to each patient’s unique needs. 

Kyphoplasty FAQ

Kyphoplasty generally has a high success rate, with many patients experiencing significant pain relief and improved spinal stability. Its success in restoring vertebral height and reducing deformity makes it a preferred option for treating certain spinal fractures.

Good candidates for kyphoplasty typically include individuals with painful vertebral compression fractures, often due to osteoporosis, cancer, or trauma. Patients should be evaluated individually, considering overall health and the specifics of their spinal condition.

As with any surgical procedure, kyphoplasty carries risks such as infection, bleeding, or rare instances of cement leakage. Discussing your health history, allergies, and medications with your doctor is essential to mitigate risks. It’s important to understand these factors before proceeding with the treatment.

Post-kyphoplasty, patients often report immediate pain relief. Recovery usually involves rest and gradual return to normal activities. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy to strengthen the back muscles and enhance mobility.

Recovery time can vary, but many patients feel better within a day or two of the procedure. Full recovery, including the return to more strenuous activities, might take several weeks. It’s important to follow your doctor’s advice and not rush the recovery process.