Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of acute spinal fractures interventions. In vertebroplasty a cement mixture into the fractured, through a hollow needle is injected bone. Kyphoplasty is first inserted a sort of ball in the fractured bone, also through the hollow needle to create a cavity or space. After the balloon is removed and the cement is injected into the resulting cavity. Usually vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are recommended when they have not had success other less invasive treatment (such as rest, a support for the back or the administration of analgesics ) or when medications have begun to cause unwanted side effects such as ulcers or problems stomach.