Minimally Invasive Kyphoplasty Overview
Kyphoplasty is a procedure to treat compression fractures in the spine. It is preformed to restore vertebral height and to also strengthen the area deformed or damaged by the fracture. During the procedure a medical “concrete” is applied to strengthen and stabilize the damaged vertebrae.
A Kyphoplasty can be performed as a minimally invasive spine surgery and the patient can usually go home the day of the procedure.
Advantages of Minimally Invasive
- Minimally Invasive
- Short recovery
- Less postoperative pain
- High Success rate
- Preservation of spinal mobility
- Local Anesthesia
- Minimal blood loss
- Same-day surgery with no hospitalization (outpatient procedure)
- Small incision and minimal scar tissue formation
Conditions Treated with Minimally Invasive Kyphoplasty
A Kyphoplasty is for a deformation or fracturing of the spine resulting from vertebral compression fractures.
Spondylolisthesis is vertebral slippage in the spinal column. The human spine has a perfectly aligned shape for motion, but spondylolisthesis distorts this alignment. This slippage can be caused by aging of the spine, a congenital disorder, an injury, and also diseases such as those that can cause abnormal growths on the spine.