Minimally Invasive Kyphoplasty

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

    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.