Minimally invasive kyphoplasty, like vertebroplasty, stabilizes cracked or collapsed spinal bones. Kyphoplasty can be used to restore a collapsed vertebra to its normal height. With a kyphoplasty procedure, balloons are inserted into the hairline fractures or cracks and filled with cement to stabilize the bones.

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Typically, the cracks in the bones are caused by osteoporosis.

The small balloon is inflated inside the crack to open it and restore the normal height of a collapsed vertebra. Fast-setting bone cement is injected to fill the cavity. Patients typically go home the same day.

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.

The specialists at Norton Leatherman Spine, along with the neurosurgeons at Norton Neuroscience Institute, have decades of experience, training and a worldwide reputation for providing excellent care.

Our specialists recommend kyphoplasty when more conservative methods of treatment haven’t relieved symptoms.

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.

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About Norton Leatherman Spine

Norton Leatherman Spine is a combined team of orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons and pain management specialists who provide care for adults and children from Louisville and Southern Indiana, as well as from across the region, nation and world.

  • A multidisciplinary team of 45 specialists offers a comprehensive array of treatment options that include medication, pain management, rehabilitation and surgery, including minimally invasive procedures and neurosurgical therapies.
  • Norton Leatherman Spine physicians are widely renowned and exceptionally experienced, performing more than 4,000 surgeries a year.
  • Our specialists are internationally recognized leaders in clinical research of spinal disease, injury and deformity, and have served in senior positions in the Scoliosis Research Society, the most prestigious organization for scoliosis surgeons around the world.
  • Norton Healthcare is the first health system in the nation to be recognized as an Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence by DNV.
  • We use the EOS Imaging system, which collects high-resolution images while exposing the patient to 50% to 85% less radiation than traditional X-rays and 95% less than basic CT scans. The system is especially beneficial to scoliosis patients who often need repeated imaging to monitor their progress.
  • We accept Medicare, Medicaid and most major commercial insurance plans.
  • Use Norton MyChart to communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions, get alerted if an earlier appointment becomes available and more, anytime from a mobile device or computer

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