Kyphoplasty in San Antonio, TX

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About Kyphoplasty

Performed in order to alleviate pain discomfort due to a spinal compression fracture, kyphoplasty is also an efficient and effective treatment for kyphosis. Kyphosis, also referred to as a curvature of the spine, can occur following a spinal compression fracture, affecting both spinal height and posture. Kyphoplasty is performed by positioning a special balloon within a small incision in the back. Next, the balloon is gently filled with air to secure the fracture and provide stability while also allowing the bone to go back into its ideal position. Once a cavity has been created within the vertebrae, a cement-like material (polymethylmethacrylate) is utilized to secure the bone. At Tricity Pain Associates, our team of pain management specialists performs kyphoplasty to effectively stabilize compression fractures and alleviate symptoms of pain and discomfort. Learn more by contacting our state-of-the-art San Antonio, TX facility to schedule an initial consultation.

Kyphoplasty Treatment

Kyphoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure under general or local anesthesia. At the start of the procedure, a small incision is made within the back. Advanced imaging technology is then utilized to insert a small tube that will help put the special balloon in the correct position in the spine. Next, the balloon will be inflated with air and removed. After the balloon is taken out, the polymethylmethacrylate is injected into the cavity. Depending on the patient, a number of vertebra can be treated at one time and the procedure takes about one hour per each vertebra being treated. After the procedure is done, you might need to be observed for some time before you will be released to return home to recover.

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