Spinal Compression Fractures

Mountain Pain & Spine Specialists can help to relieve your pain from vertebral body compression fractures. Our trained physicians specialize in a procedure known as a Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty. This procedure is performed in our clinic on an out patient basis. Our Kyphoplasty procedure is low risk and effective is relieving pain from compression fractures if completed within four months from the date the compression fracture was sustained.
 
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Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty is considered a minimally invasive surgical procedure because it is performed through a small puncture in the patient’s skin. A kyphoplasty is used to stabilize a spinal fracture and eliminate the pain caused by the fracture. Pain relief is felt immediately following procedure. A kyphoplasty procedure is performed under monitored conscious sedation. A specially formulated acrylic bone cement is injected directly in the fractured vertebra using a biopsy needle under x-ray guidance. The cement begins to harden quickly to stabilize the fracture and the needle is removed. The small puncture in the skin is then covered with a small bandage. The patient must remain lying flat on back after procedure for one hour to allow complete hardening of the cement. Once this is complete, the patient may leave the facility.

About the Procedure

The goals of the kyphoplasty surgical procedure are to stabilize the spinal fracture and to stop the pain caused by the fracture. Kyphoplasty is considered a minimally invasive surgical procedure because the procedure is done through a small puncture in the patient’s skin (as opposed to an open incision).

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