Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty

Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty are minimally invasive treatments to repair vertebral compression fractures offered by Precision Therapy of Imaging Healthcare Specialists in Southern California. Both procedures are FDA-approved and highly effective. These fractures are often caused by osteoporosis, a disease that causes a loss of bone density and makes them susceptible to fracture.

Kyphoplasty is similar to vertebroplasty in that the Imaging Healthcare Specialists’ interventional radiologist will use imaging to place the cannula into the fractured vertebra. However, a balloon is then inserted to restore height to the bone. After height is restored, the balloon is removed and the cavities are filled with the fast-drying bone cement which stabilizes the fracture. 

With vertebroplasty, your Precision Therapy Interventional Radiologist will use imaging to guide a tiny cannula into the fractured vertebra. A special fast-drying cement is injected into the fracture where it hardens, strengthening the bone.

The majority of patients who have kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty experience pain relief immediately following the procedure.

In addition to performing these minimally invasive treatments, the doctors at Precision Therapy of IHS can help you initially by accurately diagnosing your condition. If you are having back pain, we invite you to consult with one of our physicians. As part of your care team, they will work with your primary care doctor, orthopedic specialist or pain management specialist to help determine if kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty is right for you. Call 858-677-9957 to learn more.

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