Vertroplasty / Kyphoplasty
Definition of Vertroplastyv / Kyphoplasty
Through a small incision a needle is introduced to the fractured vertebral body and afterwards bone-cement is injected to stabilize the fracture to reduce spinal pain.
Through a small incision a balloon is introduced to the fractured vertebral body to create a cavity so bone-cement can be injected to fill the cavity and therefore to stabilize the fracture.
Both surgeries can be conducted under local anaesthesia. Occasionally, general anaesthesia is required.
A first post-operative appointment will be scheduled four to six weeks after surgery.