Definitions for "Kyphoplasty"
A minimally invasive procedure to alleviate pain from vertebral compression fractures. An orthopedic balloon is placed in the affected vertebra and inflated; the resulting cavity is filled with bone cement in order to stabilize the vertebral fracture.
The injection of liquid cement into damaged bone using a balloon technique. This procedure may provide acute pain relief and improvement in structural integrity of collapsed vertebrae or other damaged bones.
A relatively new treatment for compression fractures that involves the use of a catheter and "balloon" which are injected into the space between the vertebrae. The balloon is inflated and filled with an orthopedic cement that hardens and helps return the vertebral space to its original height.
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