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A kyphoplasty procedure is performed for a compression fracture which creates severe back pain that wraps circumferentially around. The kyphoplasty is a spinal procedure in which bone cement is injected through a small needle into the fractured vertebrae after a balloon is utilized to restore vertebral height. This procedure is used to relieve back pain and is done in our office under a local anesthesia. The procedure is performed under a conscious sedation administered by an anesthesia provider. Patients are normally in the office start to finish for one hour and most notice a significant improvement in the pain within 24 hours.
By performing this procedure in our office instead of a surgery center or hospital, there is a significant savings to both the patient and insurance company.
We’re affiliated with the North American Spine Society, keeping current on advances in spinal health, as well as many other prestigious organizations.
The patient should not eat or drink for 8 hours prior to the procedure. Small sips of water with any needed medication are appropriate. You should also have a driver to escort you safely home afterward. Refrain from wearing any lotions, powders, creams, makeup or perfume. Wear comfortable clothes and bring cases for eyeglasses, contacts, hearing aids or dentures. Leave any valuables at home.
Some soreness is normal following a kyphoplasty, but most patients find significant relief within 24 hours of the procedure.