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When Kyphoplasty May Be Necessary

Kyphoplasty is typically considered for patients experiencing severe pain and deformity due to vertebral compression fractures. Indications for this procedure include:

  • Osteoporotic fractures that result in severe back pain and reduced quality of life
  • Vertebral fractures due to metastatic cancer or multiple myeloma
  • Fractures that have not improved with conservative treatments like rest, pain medications, or bracing

The Surgical Procedure

During kyphoplasty, the patient is placed under local or general anesthesia. The surgeon makes a small incision in the back and inserts a narrow tube into the fractured vertebra. Through this tube, a special balloon is guided into the vertebra and gently inflated, which helps to restore the height and shape of the bone. The balloon is then deflated and removed, and the created space is filled with a cement-like material to stabilize the vertebra. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to return home the same day.

Excel Health’s Approach

At Excel Health, our approach to kyphoplasty emphasizes precision, safety, and the latest minimally invasive techniques. We focus on:

  • Advanced imaging technologies for accurate diagnosis and precise placement of the balloon and cement
  • Utilizing the latest materials and methods to ensure optimal outcomes and minimal recovery time
  • Personalized treatment plans, considering each patient’s specific condition and overall health

Post-surgical Care and Recovery:

Recovery from kyphoplasty is generally quick, with most patients experiencing immediate pain relief and improved mobility. Patients are usually encouraged to walk and move around shortly after the procedure. Follow-up care typically includes physical therapy and lifestyle modifications to strengthen the spine and prevent future fractures.

At Excel Health, our dedicated team of specialists is committed to providing comprehensive care, from the initial consultation through recovery. Our goal is to ensure a smooth and successful return to health for our patients, focusing on pain relief, spinal stability, and improved quality of life.

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