Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty are two similar procedures used to treat spine fractures caused by osteoporosis.
Both procedures are performed to provide relief from back pain as well as to help straighten the spine.
Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are the two most popular used techniques used in treating severe pain caused by a fracture in the verterbral. In the event pain does not subside for many weeks or months, your physician may recommend either of these procedures.
Both procedures involve placing cement into the fracture through minimally invasive incisions. The goal of a kyphoplasty is to reduce the vertebral body collapse caused by kyphosis. The goals of the vertebroplasty surgical procedure is to stabilize the spinal fracture. Both procedures are performed in-office and take just a few hours.