Who needs this Process of Kyphoplasty
How is Kyphoplasty Performed
Kyphoplasty to treat a fracture from osteoporosis is performed at our clinic under local or conscious sedation. Other logistics for a typical kyphoplasty procedure are:
- The kyphoplasty procedure usually takes an hour for each vertebra involved.
- Patients will be observed closely in the recovery room immediately following the kyphoplasty procedure.
Risks and Complications
Some general surgical risks apply to kyphoplasty, including a reaction to anesthesia and infection. Other risks that are specific to the kyphoplasty procedure and vertebroplasty include:
- Nerve damage or a spinal cord injury from malpositioned instruments placed in the back.
- Nerve injury or spinal cord compression from leaking of the PMMA into veins or epidural space.
- Allergic reaction to the solution used to see the balloon on the X-ray image as it inflates.