This minimally-invasive procedure treats spine fractures caused by osteoporosis. It is designed to provide rapid back pain relief and help straighten the spine.
Through a half-inch incision, small instruments are placed into the fractured vertebral body to create a working channel.
The KyphX® Inflatable Bone Tamp (IBT) is then placed into the fracture.
The device is carefully inflated, creating a cavity inside the vertebral body.
The balloon is deflated, leaving a cavity in the vertebral body.
The cavity is filled with bone cement to stabilize the fracture. Once filled, the incision is closed.
End of Procedure
With the process completed, an “internal cast” is now in place. This stabilizes the vertebral body and provides rapid mobility and pain relief. It also restores vertebral body height, reducing spinal deformity.