The Honolulu Pain Management Clinic LLC sometimes uses this procedure to relieve back pain caused by vertebral compression fractures.
Kyphoplasty – Kyphoplasty attempts to restore the height and angle of kyphosis of a fractured vertebra, followed by its stabilization using injected bone cement. The procedure typically includes the use of a small balloon that is inflated in the vertebral body to create a void within the cancellous bone prior to cement delivery. Once the void is created, the bone cement is typically delivered directly into the newly created void. It is a minimally invasive procedure and patients usually go home the same or next day as the procedure. Patients are given local anesthesia and light sedation for the procedure, though it can be performed using only local anesthetic for patients with medical problems who cannot tolerate sedatives well. The goal of kyphoplasty is to relieve back pain caused by vertebral compression fractures.