Kyphoplasty/Vertebral Augmentation Spine Compression Fracture Treatment
Who may benefit from Kyphoplasty?
Patients with osteoporosis, or patients who have had certain cancer treatments, are at an increased risk for painful vertebral compression fractures would be great candidates for the Kyphoplasty procedure. When a vertebra fractures, the usual rectangular shape of the bone becomes compressed and distorted, causing pain.
What Is the Kyphoplasty Procedure?
Kyphoplasty is an outpatient procedure offered by Synergy Vascular and Interventional to stabilize the compression fracture and restore height to the spine. A type of X-ray called a fluoroscope is used by one of our highly-trained and board-certified interventional radiologists to guide a needle directly into the collapsed vertebrae. A special balloon is then inflated to restore the vertebral body to its original height. When deflated, the balloon creates a hollow cavity that is filled with bone cement. In some scenarios, a cavity may not need to be created before cement injection – this is called vertebroplasty. The cement hardens quickly, and the patient is usually able to return home the same day.
Kyphoplasty in Houston, TX
Synergy Vascular and Interventional offers kyphoplasty at each of the 10 hospital and outpatient facilities we serve patients in the greater Houston area, including the communities of Pearland, Humble, Webster, Katy, Cypress, and The Woodlands, Texas. Call (713) 621-7436 to schedule your kyphoplasty procedure.