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Kyphoplasty Surgery Clearwater

Minimally Invasive Treatment for Spine Issues

Kyphoplasty is used to treat osteoporotic spinal compression fractures, multiple myeloma, or lymphoma metastatic carcinoma. A minimally invasive procedure used to treat compression fractures due to osteoporosis, tumors or other conditions. Kyphoplasty stabilizes the bone and helps to restore vertebral height lost as a result of the injury.

Patients experiencing painful symptoms or spinal deformities from recent osteoporotic compression fractures are good candidates for kyphoplasty. Ideally the procedure should be completed within 8 weeks of the fracture occurring for the optimum chance of restoring height.

The procedure typically includes the use of a small balloon that is inflated in the vertebral body to create a space within the cancellous bone prior to cement delivery.

Once the space is created, the procedure is similar to a vertebroplasty, but in a Kyphoplasty the bone cement is delivered directly into the newly created space.

Contact our team at Comprehensive Spine Institute to learn more about the Kyphoplasty procedure.

Benefits of Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty is a medical procedure used to treat vertebral compression fractures, often caused by osteoporosis or injury. Here are the benefits of kyphoplasty:

  • Pain Relief: Kyphoplasty is effective in alleviating pain associated with vertebral compression fractures by stabilizing the fractured vertebrae.
  • Improved Vertebral Height: The procedure helps restore and improve vertebral height, reducing spinal deformities and maintaining spinal alignment.
  • Enhanced Mobility: By stabilizing the fractured vertebrae, kyphoplasty can contribute to improved mobility and functionality for patients.
  • Rapid Recovery: Many patients experience a relatively quick recovery after kyphoplasty, with reduced downtime compared to other treatments.
  • Minimized Deformity: Kyphoplasty can prevent or minimize the development of kyphosis, a forward curvature of the spine, which is common in untreated vertebral compression fractures.
  • Reduced Medication Dependency: Patients often experience decreased reliance on pain medications following kyphoplasty, contributing to a better overall quality of life.
  • Enhanced Breathing Capacity: By restoring vertebral height, kyphoplasty may improve respiratory function in some patients, particularly those with severe vertebral compression fractures.
  • Prevention of Further Fractures: Kyphoplasty can help prevent adjacent vertebrae from fracturing, providing long-term benefits in reducing the risk of recurrent fractures.
  • Improved Quality of Life: Ultimately, the relief from pain, improved mobility, and overall spinal stability contribute to an enhanced quality of life for individuals who undergo kyphoplasty.

Schedule a consultation to determine whether our Clearwater kyphoplasty surgery is a suitable option for your condition. 

Recovery Time from a Kyphoplasty

The patient may be able walk as little as one hour after the procedure and should be able to go home the same day or within 36 hours depending on their general health.

It’s normal to experience some soreness that could last a few days where the needle was put into the spine.

Most patients report noticeably less pain in their back immediately after surgery than before.

Based on a patient’s general health, our doctor will give guidelines for activity, physical therapy, and medications.