The clinics providing Kyphoplasty are listed below. Contact them today to get a quote, make an appointment or have an online consultation.
Barcelona Spine Center has over 15 years of experience in spinal surgery combined with innovative knowledge and extensive preparation enable the specialists to come up with the precise diagnosis and offer the most appropriate and the least invasive treatment for each particular spinal problem.
- Testimonial: " The operation was a complete success with no complications " P.D Le Riche
- Languages: English & Spanish
- Additional Services: Local Accommodation Assistance, Airport Transfers, Hotel to Clinic Transfers
Acibadem has signed a cooperation agreement with Harvard Medical International which is a world famous institution in terms of medical education and services.
- Testimonial: " Dr. Halker is a great knee specialist! I am only in Turkey every so often, but every time I have a problem I go to Acibdem. " Jesse
- Languages: Turkish, English
- Additional Services: Assistance in hotel bookings and airport transfers.
- Language: English
- Additional Services: Assistance with accommodation, Dedicated Coordinator, Rehabilitation
What is Kyphoplasty?
Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive spine surgery used to treat spine fractures caused by osteoporosis, also known as severe Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCF). VCF is a fracture in the vertebral body that causes it to collapse, and ultimately causing the spinal column to develop an abnormal forward curve.
A Good Candidate for Kyphoplasty
Certain patients with osteoporosis are not good candidates for kyphoplasty. Kyphoplasty cannot correct already established deformities in the spine. Patients that are experiencing painful symptoms or deformities from osteoporotic fractures are the best candidates for kyphoplasty.
During Kyphoplasty, the surgeon makes a tiny incision (approx. 3mm) in the lower back, and inserts a device called KyphX IBT (inflatable bone tamp) into the vertebral body where the fracture is. A deflated balloon is attached to the end of the IBT and inflated once it reaches the fractured area, which expands and creates a cavity. The balloon is then deflated and removed from the newly created cavity. The cavity is filled with bone cement to stabilize the vertebrae and straighten the spine. Kyphoplasty also restores spinal body height and vertebrae shape reducing deformity.
Risks and Side Effects of Kyphoplasty
A poor reaction to the anesthesia is always a risk to be considered, as well as infection, however a very low percentage of patients experience this.
Recovery from Kyphoplasty
Patients are able to walk and resume daily activities immediately after kyphoplasty surgery.
Results of Kyphoplasty
Patients will feel pain relief immediately after kyphoplasty. Success rates for treating osteoporotic fractures are high. The percentage of individuals who experience complications after kyphoplasty is less than 1%.