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Minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat vertebral compression fractures in the spine, particularly those caused by osteoporosis or trauma.
Involves the injection of bone cement into the fractured vertebra to stabilize and restore its height.
Indications for Kyphoplasty:
Vertebral compression fractures due to osteoporosis.
Fractures resulting from trauma or weakened vertebrae.
Painful kyphosis (abnormal curvature) caused by vertebral compression.
Procedure and Techniques:
X-rays, CT scans, or MRI used to locate the fractured vertebra.
Patient positioned under local anesthesia.
A specialized balloon catheter is inserted into the fractured vertebra and inflated to create a cavity.
The cavity is filled with bone cement (usually polymethylmethacrylate) to stabilize the vertebra.
The cement hardens quickly, providing immediate stabilization to the fractured vertebra.
Recovery and Rehabilitation:
Minimal recovery time compared to traditional open surgery.
Patients may experience pain relief and improved mobility shortly after the procedure.
Gradual return to normal activities under the guidance of healthcare professionals.
NYPMD Specialists for Kyphoplasty:
Specialized evaluation by NYPMD orthopedic surgeons and interventional radiologists outside New York.
Expertise in performing kyphoplasty procedures for vertebral compression fractures.
Collaborative approach with physical therapists and other specialists for comprehensive patient care.
What You Can Expect at NYPMD for Kyphoplasty:
Thorough assessment to determine the appropriateness of kyphoplasty.
Minimally invasive procedure with a focus on patient comfort and safety.
Personalized treatment plans based on diagnostic findings and individual needs.
Holistic support for improved spinal function and overall well-being.