Spine Archive: Kyphoplasty

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Kyphoplasty

Much like vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty is done to alleviate pain along with other possible issues involving compression along the spine. Unlike vertebroplasty however, this process utilizes an inflated balloon-like piece that is inserted into the vertebrae and is inflated. This extra process ensures that the vertebrae returns to its original volume. Once the spinal deformity has been mitigated, a needle is used to inject a cement-like medium into the targeted spinal area.

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Vertebroplasty

This surgical procedure is done to alleviate pain along with other possible issues involving compression along the spine. The process cushions fractured bone using a needle that is used to inject a cement-like medium into the targeted spinal area. This surgery is very similar to kyphoplasty – which is also explained here in Dr. Leone’s Knowledge Center.