Kyphoplasty

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Last Updated: 04 May 2022
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Kyphoplasty is used to deal with painful compression fractures in the back. In a compression crack, all or part of a back bone breaks down. The procedure is also called balloon kyphoplasty. Kyphoplasty is performed in a health center or outpatient center. You will likely also get medicine to aid you relax and feel drowsy. You will be sleeping and unable to feel pain; You exist face down on a table. The health care provider cleans up the area of your back and applies medication to numb the area. A needle is placed with the skin and into the back bone. Real-time x-ray photos are used to direct the doctor to the appropriate area in your lower back. A common reason for compression cracks of the back is thinning of your bones, or osteoporosis. Your provider may suggest this procedure if you have serious and disabling pain for 2 months or more that does not get better with bed remainder, pain medicines, and physical therapy.

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