Kyphoplasty is a minimal invasive surgery performed to repair spine fractures (vertebral compression fractures) by injecting bone cement. The procedure is similar to Vertebroplasty.
The approach in Kyphoplasty involves the use of a small balloon that is inflated to create a void prior to injecting bone cement. After a void is successfully created the procedure continues in the same manner to that of a vertebroplasty.
The doctor may recommend the following:
A thorough physical exam and routine tests
Fasting for 8 to 10 hours prior to the surgery
Stopping blood thinners, at least 10 days before the surgery
MRI to check the exact location of the fracture and plan the best treatment
After the procedure is complete, the patient is made to rest for 2 to 3 hours. Generally, the patient is discharged on the same day.
After the discharge, the doctor will recommend the patient to
Medically manage osteoporosis so as to prevent spinal fracture
Avoid strenuous activities for 3 to 4 weeks
Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption
Take dietary supplements (eg. calcium, vitamin D)
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