The board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists at Norton Leatherman Spine in Louisville and Southern Indiana perform kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty to stabilize cracked or collapsed spinal bones.
Kyphoplasty works best in patients who have had increasing back pain caused by cracked or collapsed spinal bones. These patients may have reduced ability to move or go about their usual activities because of the pain. Additionally, the pain must be related to the broken or cracked bones, and not a different issue such as herniated discs, arthritis or stenosis.
Our specialists’ decades of experience, training and a worldwide reputation for providing excellent care mean they have expertise in kyphoplasty.
In this outpatient procedure, bone cement is injected into the hairline fractures or cracks in vertebrae. Typically, the cracks in the bones are caused by osteoporosis.
Norton Leatherman Spine’s specialists recommend kyphoplasty when more conservative methods of treatment have failed.
Most people report pain relief within a few days after kyphoplasty surgery. Recovery may require physical therapy. Patients typically can go back to normal activities soon after surgery.