Kyphoplasty spine surgery is a minimally invasive procedure which supports fractured or compressed vertebrae and also helps in reducing back pain and as well as helps in restoring the height and spinal alignment. During the fracture of vertebrae, the bone which is shaped rectangular gets compressed causing terrible pain. During such cases of compression fractures, there could be a high possibility of collapse of the vertebrae in the spine and becomes a common symptom resulting in osteoporosis. This is a disease that results in loss of bone density, mass and strength leading to weak bones having a lot of pores and which are vulnerable for breaking.
In this Kyphoplasty procedure, balloons are used to elevate the fractured vertebrae to bring it back to its original and correct position. This balloon creates a cavity that is filled with cement which protects from future damages.
Who requires Kyphoplasty treatment?
Kyphoplasty procedure is performed on old people who cannot bear an open spinal surgery due to weak bones or on younger people who have osteoporosis due to steroid treatment or metabolic disorder.
Benefits of Kyphoplasty Procedure:
The benefit of Kyphoplasty procedure is that it helps people to resume back to their regular activities or work and also prevents from future vertebral collapse. This kind of procedure has been successful at alleviating the pain caused by compressed fracture and many people feel a good relief immediately after undergoing this procedure. There is no surgical incision in this kind of treatment as only a small incision is made on the midline of the back and is a safe and effective method that is used.
Precautions after the Procedure:
A minimum of 24 to 48 hour of complete bed rest is recommended after the procedure. After this small daily activities can be resumed but needs to be increased gradually as the muscles at the back could be weak and needs to regain its strength. Regular walking and other physical exercises as recommended by the doctor can be performed to strengthen the muscles. The following can be avoided for a certain period of time;