For the treatment of vertebral fractures when patients experience severe pain, there are minimally invasive interventions. Kyphoplasty is an innovative technique for the treatment of a spinal crush, when all or part of a bone in the spine collapses. In these cases, it is necessary to have spine specialist traumatologists so that they can treat each particular case.
What is kyphoplasty?
Kyphoplasty is a type of surgery to approach the spine whose objective is to reduce pain caused by the presence of fractures or conditions of the spine, such as osteoporosis.
The realization of kyphoplasty as a minimally invasive technique It has three main objectives. On the one hand, it relieves the pain of this vertebral crushing, strengthening the spine and, on the other hand, it improves its mobility.
This technique is performed by introducing special balloons into the fractured vertebrae, and then introducing cement into them.
When to perform a kyphoplasty?
Techniques such as vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are used to treat painful vertebral compression fractures in the spine, often caused by the presence of osteoporosis.
When the patient has previously undergone less invasive procedures, spine specialists recommend this technique. Kyphoplasty is also performed in elderly patients whose bones are weakened and recovery will not be possible; when there is vertebral compression due to the presence of a malignant tumor; or when the patient suffers from osteoporosis caused by long-term steroid treatment.
How to prepare for a kyphoplasty?
Before the intervention, the specialist will require complementary tests such as x-rays or magnetic resonance imaging, and with them, be able to obtain a more detailed image of the affected area that needs to be repaired.
Benefits of kyphoplasty
With kyphoplasty, patients' functional abilities increase, allowing them to return to previous levels of activity without requiring therapy or rehabilitation. Besides, the kyphoplasty Allows significant relief from pain caused by a vertebral compression fracture, being free of existing symptoms.
For all this, kyphoplasty is a safe and effective procedure to address the spine that does not entail the appearance of any risk to it.
Treatment of vertebral invoices through kyphoplasty
The satisfaction of patients undergoing kyphoplasty is very positive, presenting potential results and benefits.
Thanks to innovative minimally invasive spinal techniques, the patient significantly improves their quality of life, being able to carry out activities of daily living, in addition to achieving an improvement in spinal mobility.
Opinion of kyphoplasty treatment with Prof. Dr. Elgeadi
'After falling down the stairs and having pain when getting up from a chair or bed, I went to the doctor, who explained to me that there was a minimally invasive procedure to treat the L2 vertebral break. Now I can get out of bed and out of the chair without any problem, and the surgery stitches are insignificant.'
Thanks to advanced spinal surgical techniques such as kyphoplasty, an operation is possible that minimizes damage, reduces postoperative times and significantly reduces its risks. At Elgeadi Traumatology we have the best kyphoplasty specialists that can help you recover better from spinal ailments. Make an appointment with our team for a tailored diagnosis and the most appropriate treatment for your spinal injury.