If your back or neck pain from a compression fracture worsens, it may be time to consider kyphoplasty. At Third Coast Vascular, in-office kyphoplasty procedures are available for adults with persistent pain or other fracture symptoms. The team utilizes the guidance of state-of-the-art imaging technologies to improve the outcome of your procedure. They also provide comprehensive after-care to ensure your kyphoplasty is successful. Call the Milwaukee or Sheboygan, Wisconsin, office to schedule a kyphoplasty consultation or book an appointment online today.
Kyphoplasty is a procedure to treat spinal compression fractures that cause a partial or full collapse of the vertebrae.
Treatment involves the placement of a tiny balloon into your vertebra. Inflating the balloon creates space in the bone for injections of medical-grade cement. The cement hardens to stabilize the bone and restore its height.
Third Coast Vascular offers in-office kyphoplasty procedures for adults. Experienced physicians use state-of-the-art technologies during your treatment to guide the injections into precise locations of your spine.
They can also provide preventive resources you can use to lower your risk for additional compression fractures in your spine.
Kyphoplasty is typically a solution for individuals with spinal compression fractures from osteoporosis, a condition that causes the loss of bone density.
Compression fractures can cause back or neck pain that worsens over time. You might also lose some range of motion in your spine, affecting your mobility.
The Third Coast Vascular physicians review your existing health and medical history. They also complete a physical exam and may order X-rays or other imaging tests to determine if you’re a candidate for kyphoplasty.
Third Coast Vascular offers kyphoplasty procedures on an outpatient basis. The physicians can provide an anesthetic to keep you comfortable during your appointment.
As you lie on your stomach, the specialists use fluoroscopy (real-time X-ray technology) to guide a hollow needle into your fractured vertebrae. The needle positions a tiny balloon inside the bone, and the physicians inflate it to open space in the vertebrae.
After deflating and removing the balloon, the specialists inject bone cement into the space to increase the stability and strength of the vertebrae.
Following a kyphoplasty, you can expect to go home soon after. If you receive general anesthesia, you need someone to drive you from the Third Coast Vascular office.
Some people experience a reduction in their pain right away. However, it can take several days for pain from both the fracture and the procedure to resolve.
The physicians recommend how long you should be off work and other activities. They help you schedule follow-up visits to assess your recovery and ensure kyphoplasty provides relief.
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