Spinal Surgery

Vertebroplasty – Kyphoplasty


What is Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty?

Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for osteoporotic vertebral fractures in the elderly, especially the method of treatment used.

How is vertebroplasty?

Vertebroplasty is a procedure done with sedation, general anesthesia is needed. Objective broken vertebra by injecting bone cement into the fracture and in this way the pain is to be still stable. A needle cannula approximately 1 cm incision, and then guided into a cannula into the broken bone plaster is injected into the spine. Freeze would have broken up with bone cement to stabilize.


How Kyphoplasty?

B. Under general anesthesia can be done without the need for sedation in the kyphoplasty procedure. Objective is to overcome the loss of spinal height brokes crash here. For this purpose is guided into the cannula passed broken balloon inflated balloon is then retracted in the bone collapse corrected bone plaster is injected into the space created by the balloon.


Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty procedure on how to be hospitalized?

Patients who underwent vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty procedure can be discharged the same day or up to 1 day required to stay in the hospital.

Pain after vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty when you go through?

Pain in some patients, such as pain, just pass some patients take more than 2 weeks.

Spine fractures, vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty can be applied in younger patients?

Nowadays, young patients with severe osteoporosis, spinal fractures, vertebroplasty procedure is not applicable. Vertebroplasty is a method, especially in the elderly osteoporotic fractures crash.


About the author

Prof.Dr. Seref Aktas