Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty Procedure for Your Spine Compression Fracture
Vertebral fractures account of 27% of all osteoporotic spine compression fracture cases in men and women. Interventional radiologists are experts in the treatment of these spinal fractures using cement augmentation procedures known as kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty. In these procedures a small amount of medical grade “cement” is injected into the fracture to strengthen the vertebra and prevent further collapse. A kyphoplasty procedure uses an inflatable balloon to create space within the collapsed vertebra and restore height loss before injecting the vertebroplasty cement.
An ideal patient will have pain at the level of the spine compression fracture that does not respond to conservative therapy such as pain medication and anti-inflammatories. Early intervention with kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty may prevent further debilitation from muscle atrophy and worsening osteoporosis, as well as deformity of the spine which develops as the vertebra collapses.
Additionally, some types of malignancies, such as breast and kidney cancer, can spread to the bone. These metastases can weaken the bone and lead to fractures. Interventional radiologists can inject cement into these fracture sites to provide stabilization and pain relief.
If you are suffering from a spine compression fracture, you could be a candidate for a kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty. Schedule an appointment with Precision Vascular & Interventional today for a consultation.