A fracture caused by Osteoporosis can lead to excruciating pain and can be devastating to a patient both physically and mentally. With Kyphoplasty, a surgery used to repair an osteoporotic fracture, OCPBC’s Dr. D’Ariano and Dr. Billinghurst can both confidently offer pain relief and stabilization for the spine.
The injured bones are re-set by restoring some or all of the lost vertebral body height due to the compression fracture with a specialized compound for the vertebrae. Followed creation of space for the treatment with a balloon-like device, each damaged vertebra is repaired without stitches and usually takes less than an hour to complete the procedure. Patients are under local anesthesia and monitored closely following the procedure.
Under the attentive care of Dr. D’Ariano and Dr. Billinghurst, patients are tended to in the recovery room and can go home shortly after. Every patient is different and the doctors aim to tailor treatment, custom to every patient’s unique needs. While soreness at the injection site is inevitable, some patients find that they can walk within an hour of the procedure and with minimal pain.
Experts typically recommend the Kyphoplasty procedure to patients seeking to alleviate the issues from vertebral spinal fractures. Many cases are at the site of weakened bones, or osteoporosis that has caused the vertebrae to compress or collapse, causing pain or a kyphotic posture.
We welcome you to visit our Wellington location or any other of our state-of-the-art facilities for all of your musculoskeletal needs. If you have sustained pain or discomfort and would like to inquire more information about the benefits of Kyphoplasty treatment, you can call OCPBC at 561-967-6500 or visit our website.