The Kyphoplasty technique has become one of the most effective technologies whereby an osteoporotic compression fracture can be treated, pain relieved, restore the lost bone height, and immediately stabilize the bone fracture with an injection. The results are excellent, with a 90% success rate at reducing pain associated with the broken vertebrae.
What is Kyphoplasty?
It is a minimally-invasive, office-based procedure recommended to the patients to treat certain fractures in vertebrae and spinal bones. These fractures are usually compression fractures that occur in bones weakened by osteoporosis. The goal of Kyphoplasty is to stabilize the compression fracture, provide instant pain relief, and, most importantly, help the patients get their life back in motion.
Osteoporosis and Compression Fractures
Osteoporosis refers to a skeletal disorder in which the patient’s bones become weak, fragile, and most likely break if left untreated. The broken bones are termed as compression fractures which mostly occur in the hip, spine, and wrist.
When the soft osteoporotic bones become fragile and tend to break, the patient experiences significant back pain, either in the upper or lower back. In case of the vertebrae collapse, it forms a deformity in the back, and the patient starts hunching forward. This posture can cause various other health complications such as poor digestion, depression, lower self-esteem, inability to walk straight, increased back pain, and breathing disorder. With the evolution of kyphoplasty technology, patients can now get rid of the pain associated with compression fractures and spinal hunching.
What to expect during kyphoplasty treatment?
The kyphoplasty technique involves the usage of x-ray equipment to insert the operating tools inside the collapsed vertebrae. Dr. Akhil Tawari, our leading spine surgeon in western Mumbai suburbs including Borivali, Kandivali, Malad, Mumbai, will make two small incisions around the affected vertebrae. An inflatable bone tamps or an expander is placed through this incision on each side of the vertebrae.
Slowly the balloon is expanded, lifting the fractured portion of the vertebrae to an accessible height. Then after, the balloon gets gradually deflated to inject the cement slowly. There is a rare chance of cement leakage during the procedure. Therefore, choose the best spine surgeon for your spine treatment in Mumbai to ensure a healthy and safe recovery.
What are the benefits of Kyphoplasty?
To date, Kyphoplasty has been the most-effective, quick, and safest treatment for compression fractures. The fractured bones are treated accurately and restored to their actual height. Also, the old fractures or patients who are on steroids or chronic prednisone can get benefitted from kyphoplasty treatment.
Who should consider kyphoplasty treatment?
- A patient whose back pain worsens while carrying weight such as groceries, boxes, bags, and so on
- A patient who suffers from back pain without any tingling or numbing sensation
- A patient whose 30% to 70% of vertebrae have been collapsed
- A patient who suffered from trauma or accidental fall a few months ago but now experiencing back pain
Dr. Akhil Tawari and the team have been using this standard treatment for patients suffering from osteoporosis-related spinal fractures. The procedure has shown an impressive success rate among patients, and they can walk immediately post-treatment. No one has to bear the pain associated with spinal injury or osteoporosis. You can book your appointment with us, and our leading spine surgeons will make sure you are able to walk and restore your life in motion.