Fracture Treatment Outline

Kyphoplasty is a procedure which is very similar to Vertebroplasty. Before the cement is deposited within the fractured vertebra, a cavity is created by inflating balloons with the vertebra. This modification has some theoretical advantages as well as some disadvantages in comparison to standard vertebroplasty. We are presently evaluating the benefits of both procedures and offer both Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty.

Procedure Outline:

1) The KyphX Inflatable Bone Tamp is inserted into the fractured vertebral body through small tools.

2) The balloon is inflated, reducing the fracture.

3) The balloon is deflated and withdrawn, leaving a cavity within the vertebral body that can then be filled with an approved material of the physician’s choice.

Information courtesy of Kyphon Inc.