During a spinal compression fracture one, or more, of the vertebrae in the spine collapse. The result is a painful situation that restricts your ability to move, sleep, and even breathe properly. Spinal compression fractures can be caused by osteoporosis, cancer, and often occur due to injuries related to slip and falls in the workplace.
Kyphoplasty Procedure Process
During the kyphoplasty procedure, your surgeon creates a small incision in your back and inserts a narrow tube. With the assistance of x-ray imaging, an orthopedic balloon is inserted through the tube and blown up inside the spinal cavity. The balloon returns the collapsed vertebrae to its original height, and quick-drying bone cement is injected into the cavity. As the cement dries it creates a type of internal cast, and the affected vertebrae are stabilized and restored to their original height.
Kyphoplasty in Naples, Florida
Our medical team has more than 120 years of combined experience, and the doctors are board certified specialists in their field. Care, compassion, and expertise are the hallmarks that have made Neuroscience & Spine Associates Southwest Florida’s leading neuroscience specialty team. If you are seeking treatment for your spinal compression fracture fill out the contact form on this page.