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Palm Vascular Center Broward
3109 Stirling Road, #100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
TEL | (954) 315-2000
HOURS | 8am-5pm
FAX | (954) 678-1703
EML | info@palmvascular.com
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Palm Vascular Center Miami
400 W. 41st Street, #310
Miami Beach, FL 33140
TEL | (305) 763-8734
HOURS | 8am-5pm
FAX | (305) 424-9226
EML | info@palmvascular.com
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Palm Vascular Center Delray Beach
4800 Linton Blvd, #E-301
Delray Beach, FL 33445
TEL | (561) 921-0380
HOURS | 8am-5pm
FAX | (561) 273-2421
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  Kyphoplasty


Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty is an elective surgery designed to achieve three main goals in patients suffering from painful vertebral compression fractures:

  • Reduce or eliminate back pain
  • Prevent further collapse of the fracture, thus avoiding an increase in spinal deformity and progression of postural problems
  • Restore normal spinal alignment, thus improving the patient’s posture

Kyphoplasty is minimally invasive, percutaneous (requires no surgical incision), and can be performed under local or general anesthesia as an inpatient or even outpatient procedure. The duration of the procedure is usually between 30 to 45 minutes.

A typical Kyphoplasty procedure is performed as follows:

  • The patient is lying prone (on his/her belly) on the operating table, either completely asleep (general anesthesia) or sedated (local anesthesia).
  • Through two tiny skin openings in the back (each opening about 1/6 or an inch long) specialized tubes are inserted directly into the fractured vertebra. Which is done under guidance by specialized x-ray imaging to allow precise placement.

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Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty is an effective, nonsurgical treatment for spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis or bone tumors. More specifically, it is used to reduce pain for vertebral compression fractures that fail to respond to conventional medical therapy, such as minimal or no pain relief with analgesics or narcotic doses that are intolerable.

Performed by interventional radiologists using imaging guidance, vertebroplasty stabilizes the collapsed vertebra with the injection of medical-grade bone cement into the spine. This reduces pain and can prevent further collapse of the vertebra, thereby preventing the height loss and spine curvature commonly seen as a result of osteoporosis. Vertebroplasty dramatically improves back pain within hours of the procedure, provides long-term pain relief, and has a low complication rate, as demonstrated in multiple studies.

Vertebroplasty is an outpatient procedure using X-ray imaging and conscious sedation. The interventional radiologist inserts a needle through a nick in the skin in the back, directing it under fluoroscopy (continuous, moving X-ray imaging) into the fractured vertebra. The physician then injects the medical-grade bone cement into the vertebra. Vertebroplasty takes from one to two hours to perform depending on how many bones are treated. The cement hardens within 15 minutes and stabilizes the fracture, like an internal cast.

If the vertebra isn’t shored up, it can heal in a compressed or flattened wedge shape. Once this occurs, the compression fracture cannot be treated effectively. It is very important for someone with persistent spinal pain lasting more than three months to consult an interventional radiologist, and people who require constant pain relief with narcotics should seek help immediately.



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