Is Kyphoplasty an option that you should consider?
If you are suffering from a spinal fracture, one of the options that is open to you is a surgical procedure that is known as Kyphoplasty. This type of procedure is often performed if you have a fracture that occurs as a result of osteoporosis. It is generally done under either local or general anesthesia and it is performed in a hospital setting. If you have such a spinal fracture, it's important for the bone to be stabilized and that is what is going to take place during the Kyphoplasty procedure. Is this type of procedure right for you?
Actually, the decision as to whether to have Kyphoplasty or not is often going to rest in the hands of your doctor. It is important for you to understand what takes place during the procedure, however, so that you can make an informed decision and discuss the options with your physician. During the surgical procedure, there is going to be a small incision that is made through the back, through which a narrow tube is going to be inserted. This will allow your doctor to find the area of your back that is broken, and it will allow for a balloon to be inflated into the area. This allows the broken area of your back to return to a more normal position. Once the balloon is deflated, the open area is going to be filled with the material that is similar to cement and it hardens quickly. Once it is injected and hardens, it will stabilize the bone and may prevent any further problems from occurring.
Discussing Kyphoplasty with the professionals at The Neuro & Spine Wellness Center
There are always going to be options that are available, and although it certainly may be possible that Kyphoplasty is necessary, your physician may also have other options open to you which you should consider. When you choose the professionals at The Neuro & Spine Wellness Center to take care of your spinal needs, they will review all of the options that are open to you, including those that may be less invasive than this type of procedure. Even if it is necessary for you to have a surgical procedure done to take care of the spinal fracture, they will do so professionally, and then you will be under their professional care.