Kyphon™ balloon kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure to repair spinal fractures (broken bones in your back). It takes about an hour to treat a fracture with balloon kyphoplasty, and the procedure can be done on an outpatient or inpatient basis.
Hear what Doctor Douglas Linville II, M.D., Spine Specialty Center, PLLC says about spinal fractures.
Left untreated, spinal fractures can disrupt the alignment of your spine, causing it to tilt forward into what is commonly called a “dowager's hump.” If you’ve lost height or you have a dowager's hump, you may have had spinal fractures.TAKE THE QUIZ
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