Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive treatment for patients that have suffered a vertebral body compression fracture. The procedure involves special balloons being used to gently elevate the bone fragments in an attempt to return them to the correct position.
The vertebral body (lumbar, dorsal or cervical) is approached percutaneously and special cement is put in place to increase the stiffness of the collapsed vertebra. Occasionally it can be performed for biopsy and stabilization if a vertebral body tumour is causing pain.
Performed under general anaesthetic.
Patients are discharged on the same day. Follow up consultation(s) with surgeon required