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About Balloon Kyphoplasty

Spinal Fractures

Don’t let spinal fractures keep you from the activities you enjoy.1 Our Kyphon® Balloon Kyphoplasty is a proven, minimally invasive procedure that can repair spinal fractures. Many people enjoy long-term improvements – in mobility, restored vertebral body height, and reduced back pain.2

What Is It?

Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that can repair spinal fractures. It takes about an hour (per level) to treat a fracture with balloon kyphoplasty, and the procedure can be done on an outpatient or an inpatient basis, depending on the needs of the patient.


Benefits and Risks

Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty can reduce or eliminate back pain from a spinal fracture, as well as restore vertebral body height.2 Although the complication rate with Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty has been demonstrated to be low, as with most surgical procedures, there are risks associated with the procedure, including serious complications. This procedure is not for everyone. A prescription is required. Please consult your physician for a full discussion of risks and whether this procedure is right for you.


Questions and Answers

To help you better understand spinal fractures and why balloon kyphoplasty may be a treatment option, take a moment to read some commonly asked questions and answers.




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Garfin, S.R., R.A. Buckley, and J. Ledlie, Balloon kyphoplasty for symptomatic vertebral body compression fractures results in rapid, significant, and sustained improvements in back pain, function, and quality of life for elderly patients. Spine, 2006. 31(19): p. 2213-20.

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