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What Is Kyphoplasty And How The Procedure Is Performed?

This is a slightly invasive procedure for the treatment of painful vertebral compression fractures, which are fractures relating the vertebral bodies that make up the spinal column. At the point when a vertebral body fractures, the typical rectangular shape of the bone ends up compressed, as a result, triggers the pain.

These compression fractures may include the breakdown of one or more vertebrae in the spine and are a common aftereffect of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disorder that outcomes in a loss of normal bone density, mass and strength, driving towards a condition in which bones turn out to be more and more porous, and helpless against breaking easily.

In order to perform kyphoplasty treatment, doctors utilize image guidance, in most cases fluoroscopy, in order to inject a blend of cement into the cracked bone through a hollow needle.

Kyphoplasty Treatment Before and During the Procedure

Preparation for the Procedure:

Based on the fact that kyphoplasty treatment is a surgical procedure, the doctor will most likely require some blood tests prior to the day of the procedure. Furthermore, X-Ray or MRI will enable the doctor to see the area or areas that need repair.

In the process of preparation, an intravenous line will be set in a vein in order to deliver anesthesia. You may likewise get pain and anti-nausea medications, as well as antibiotics,  to avoid infection. The patient most likely additionally be connected to the heart, pulse, and blood pressure monitors.

Kyphoplasty Treatment Procedure:

In these sort of procedures, patients are required to lie down on the stomach. The area in which the needle will be inserted is shaved on the off chance that obligatory and afterwards cleaned and sterilized.

Following Are The Steps Performed By The Surgeon:

  • A hollow needle is inserted into the skin with the guidance of fluoroscopy, this is a kind of X-Ray. They guide the needle through the muscles and into the right position in the bone.
  • In the next step, an inflatable balloon is inserted into the trocar.
  • After that, the balloon is inflated in order to make the space required for the bone cement.
  • As soon as space has opened up, the blend is injected in order to fill it. In this case, imaging tests work in a way to assist the surgeon to confirm that the blend is distributed appropriately.
  • As soon as the mixture is set up, the needle is taken out.
  • After that, the area is bandaged. In this case, stitches won’t be required.
  • IV and monitoring equipment are removed.

 

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Compressed Spine?! There you go…

Kyphoplasty is useful for treating painful compression fractures in your spine. In a compression fracture, all or part of a spine bone collapses. This procedure is also known as balloon kyphoplasty. A compression fracture or a break in one of your vertebra can be very painful. It gets difficult to move and perform basic functions of life. That’s because a break can result in bone fragments rubbing against each other thus, causing pain.

Surgery can be helpful for treating such fractures. For example, kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty are minimally invasive procedures that are often performed together. Usually, they can be done without a hospital stay. Like vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty injects special cement into your vertebrae, but with the additional step of creating space for the treatment with a balloon-like device. Kyphoplasty can restore a damaged vertebra’s height and may also relieve pain.

As with vertebroplasty, the effectiveness of kyphoplasty is still under debate in the medical community and hence, you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

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Doctors might recommend kyphoplasty for cancer-damaged vertebrae or certain spinal fractures. In most cases, a weakening of the bones (osteoporosis) has caused the vertebrae to compress or collapse, causing pain or a hunched posture.

Kyphoplasty Potential Risks

The risks of kyphoplasty include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Increased back pain
  • Tingling, numbness or weakness because of nerve damage
  • Allergic reactions to chemicals used with X-rays to help guide the doctor
  • Cement leaking out of position

You may face other risks, depending on your specific medical condition. Make sure to discuss any concerns with your doctor before you undergo the procedure.

Additional Details about the procedure

  1. Before the procedure:

Your doctor will examine you, possibly by taking blood for testing and using X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to locate the fractures.

  1. During the procedure:

Later, the anesthesia would be injected through an IV to either relax you and relieve your pain or put you to sleep. With the help of your X-ray, your doctor will intoduce a needle through your skin and back muscles into the bone, then inflate a balloon to help the vertebra regain its normal shape. He will inject the cement while checking X-rays to ensure it’s going into the right place. At the end, the doctor will remove the needle, with no stitches needed.

The entire procedure will probably take less than an hour, though it may last longer if more vertebrae are treated.

  • After the procedure:

You will spend time in a recovery room. You could go home the same day, but your doctor may want you to stay overnight if required. It’s likely that you can start walking in an hour after the procedure. You may feel some soreness where the needle entered your back, but this lasts no more than a few days. You may quickly notice that you have less pain than you did before the surgery.

Take a constant follow up from your doctor about whether you should avoid any activities after the procedure. He may suggest taking certain vitamins, minerals and medications to help strengthen your bones and prevent additional spinal fractures.

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No more agonizing of compression fractures with Kyphoplasty

If you are burdened with a painful vertebral compression fracture and you live in Chicago, Frankfort then you are in a good fortune, there is where the prestigious Pain Management Institute by Dr Zaki Anwer, MD, for in- patient Kyphoplasty is located.

Research indicates, more than 750,000 patients suffer compression fractures per year in the United States, these fractures are more frequent than hip fractures, and usually brings prolonged disability

Until the present times doctors were restricted in how they could treat osteoporosis- caused spine fractures. Pain medications, plenty of rest and invasive spinal surgery were the sole choices. Now there is a potential therapeutic and preventive treatment for compression fractures which is called Kyphoplasty

“About 5 years  ago I was diagnosed with two compression fractures with severe pain. While I was in college and was operated.”

“The other fractured vertebral columns were silent until I was playing golf and the moment I felt that back pain, I remembered what it was. The same pain I endured a few years ago. The very same day I visited Dr. Zaki Anwer, MD, at the Pain Management Institute, at first he recommended some pain medications and also we tried some conservative treatments such as Physical therapy. A week later Dr. Zaki Anwer,MD, took an MRI and suggested that he would operate.

“Dr. Zaki Anwer, MD planned a different surgery that the one I had before. It was Kypholplasty, a minimally invasive surgery performed under general anesthesia. Dr Zaki Anwer, MD, made two small incisions in my epidural space with the guidance of an X-Ray placed a probe into the epidural space where the bone was damaged”.

“He penetrated the vertebra and placed a balloon on each side. The balloons were inflated with contrasting pigmentation until they got the desired height and then removed. The space he created with the help of the balloon was then filled with PMMA, an orthopedic cement, that helps bind the fracture. The cement hardened rapidly and  provided strength and stability to the vertebra, restoring height, and relieving my chronic  pain”

Explaining the major difference between spinal surgery and Kyphoplasty, Dr. Zaki Anwer said:

“Instead of making a large incision and cutting through the large back muscle, I make a small incision and use tubes, There is no cutting of the back muscle.”

The Kyphoplasty treatment option is suitable for compression fracture, relieving pain, stabilizing fractures, minimizing spinal deformity and consequences of untreated osteoporosis

Additional benefits of the procedures include:

  • Short surgical time
  • Only general or local anesthesia required
  • The Average hospital stay is one day (or less)
  • Patients can quickly return to the normal activities of daily living
  • No brace required

Talking about the risks Dr Zaki Anwer, MD, advised

It is vital that you must discuss about the potential risks, complications and advantages of Kyphoplasty with your Physician before receiving treatment and rely upon your physician’s diagnosis. Only your physician can determine whether Kyphoplasty is suitable for you or not

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