Kyphoplasty is a type of spinal surgery performed to relieve pain caused by a compression fracture. This minimally invasive procedure involves injecting a cement-like mixture into the spine to restore vertebrae after they’ve been damaged. Kyphoplasty is often performed on an outpatient basis and any soreness or pain tends to clear up within 48 hours.

During kyphoplasty, your neurosurgeon will make space in the bone that was lost when it collapsed by inflating a balloon-like device. Once your neurosurgeon has created enough space, they will inject a cement mixture into the bone to strengthen it. The balloon is then removed after the cement is in place.

Kyphoplasty can be especially beneficial in cases where osteoporosis or cancer have caused a decrease in bone density. Your doctor may recommend taking certain medications or supplements after the procedure to rebuild bone density and strengthen your spine to reduce the risk of future spinal fractures.

Because the long-term effects of bone cement have not been studied in younger people, this surgery is typically reserved for older patients.

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Why Choose Inspira?

Exceptional Care Close to Home

With a team of trusted neurosurgeons operating in South Jersey, there’s no need to travel outside of your community to receive cutting-edge care. Our surgeons, physicians and nurses bring a wide range of diverse expertise to the operating room, ensuring you get comprehensive neurosurgery services right in your neighborhood.

Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

Inspira’s minimally invasive surgical experts specialize in treating spinal, brain and nerve conditions with skilled precision. Our state-of-the-art surgical facilities are equipped with advanced 3D imaging technology, which allows our neurosurgeons to use minimally invasive techniques when performing your kyphoplasty that reduce pain and scarring, improve surgical outcomes and speed up recovery time.

Multidisciplinary Approach to Treatment

Thanks to Inspira’s integrated provider network, our neurosurgical team is poised to provide personalized, coordinated care. By taking a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, your surgeon will have access to other specialists—from intensivists and hospitalists, to endocrinologists and physical therapists—that will work closely together to diagnose and treat your condition.