What is a Compression Fracture Kyphoplasty?
There are 1.5 million fragility fractures in the U.S., nearly half of which occur in the spine. Kyphoplasty is a treatment to help improve quality of life for patients with vertebral compression fractures.
The Inflatable Bone Tamp was developed for patients with symptomatic compression fracture caused by conditions including:
- Primary osteoporosis
- Secondary osteoporosis
- Osteolytic lesions
Minimally Invasive Fracture Reduction
Procedure performed under sedation or general anesthesia, the procedure typically takes less than one hour and may require overnight stay in the hospital.
Balloon Kyphoplasty can make it easier to return to everyday activities with significantly less pain than before the procedure. Other improvements are correction of the vertebral deformity, improved quality of life with a very low complication rate. Kyphoplasty has been done worldwide in more than a million patients.
SOURCES: Mayo Clinic, Back.com, Spine-Health.com, OSI
Compression Fracture Kyphoplasty
A Vertebral compression fracture occurs when one of the bones weakens and collapses. Fractures tend to be painful and if left untended can adversely affect overall health and well-being. Spine, neck and back surgeon Dr. Guy Fogel of San Antonio, TX can treat your compression fracture kyphoplasty with minially invasive procedure.