New Surgical Technique at the Chapman Neurosurgical Spine Institute

Patients suffering from vertebral compression fractures and atypical configurations of the vertebrae caused by osteoporosis can now try the new technique of kyphoplasty. Fractures can often cause long term pain or osteoporosis can misalign the vertebrae, resulting in extreme and nagging pain. With kyphoplasty, a patient can receive minimally invasive surgery to help stop the pain by decompressing the area.

At the Chapman Neurosurgical Spine Institute our highly skilled doctors utilize this technique by locating the area that needs correction and making a small incision behind the target area. A narrow tube is inserted into the area of the fracture. Through this tube is fed a special type of balloon that is inflated after insertion. This creates space around the fracture, restoring its natural shape and creates a cavity in the center of the vertebrae.

Once the opening is created with the balloon, it is removed and a material that is similar to cement is inserted in the opening that was created through injection. Once the material hardens, which occurs rather quickly, the bone then becomes stabilized.

This revolutionary new technique allows patients to return home following surgery the same day and enabling them to return to normal activities shortly thereafter. There are few complications or risks to this procedure, making it an excellent choice for patients suffering from pain following fractures or osteoporosis.

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When choosing a treatment facility for your surgery, we encourage you to visit our facility and review the experience and background of our highly qualified surgeons. Our goal is to provide you with excellent patient care and treatment. Do you have questions or concerns regarding your pain, mobility or your eligibility to undergo a surgical treatment? Contact our office today to ensure that you receive the best possible resolutions to your pain management today.

Contact Chapman Neurosurgical Spine Institute when in need of Kyphoplasty surgery for vertebral compression fractures.