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  • Balloon Kyphoplasty

    Kyphoplasty or balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to treat painful compression fractures (fracture in which all or part of a spine bone collapses) or spinal fracture caused by osteoporosis, cancer, or benign lesions in the spine. 

     Indications for Balloon Kyphoplasty

    • Painful compression fractures of the spine that occurs due to

      • Thinning of bones

      • Osteoporosis.  

      • Cancer, including multiple myeloma

      • Injury that caused broken bone

    • Severe and disabling pain for 2 months or more that does not get better with bed rest, pain medicines, and physical therapy 

    Procedure

    The procedure is performed under local or general anaesthesia either in outpatient clinic or hospital. The surgeon is guided by real-time x-ray images to locate the target treatment area. In the target area, an orthopaedic balloon is inserted through the needle and inflated to gently elevate the fractured vertebra so as to make an attempt to return it to the correct position. This is followed by injection of bone cement to stabilize the fracture. It takes around one hour per fracture and patient is probably fine to go home on the same day of surgery. 

    Risks associated with Balloon Kyphoplasty

    Although the procedure is safe but sometimes may be associated with following complications:  

    • Bleeding  

    • Infection

    • Heart attack or cardiac arrest

    • Stroke

    • Leakage of bone cement into the blood vessels, muscles or tissues

    • Allergic reactions to medicines

    • Paralysis due to nerve injury

    • Breathing or heart problems  

     Advantages of Balloon Kyphoplasty

    • More effective than non-surgical care for the treatment of acute vertebral compression fractures

    • Faster and greater improvement in back pain relief

    • Improved quality of life after one month of the surgery 

    • Restores height and corrects stooped posture

    • Need fewer pain medicines

    • Better movement than before

       



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    MBBS (Chennai), MS (Gen Surg), M.Ch. (Neuro)

    New No. 10, Old no 11, Parameswari Nagar,
    3rd Street, ADYAR,CHENNAI- 600 020,
    Tamil Nadu, India.

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