What is Kyphoplasty ?
Kyphoplasty is a process in which the original angle and height of kyphosis of a fractured vertebra is corrected. After correcting the vertebra, it is stabilized by injecting cement mixture into the hollow area. Mechanical intravertebral expansion is used to restore the lost height and angle of the vertebra. A bone or vertebral fracture causes immense pain to the patient. This pain is relieved once the lost height of the compressed vertebra is restored. This can be easily achieved through Kyphoplasty.
Who is a candidate for Kyphoplasty ?
Patients who get affected with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures are strong candidates for Kyphoplasty, provided they have a painful back. Functions and mobility of the patient will be severely affected with. Pain following severe arthritis and disk herniation cannot be treated with Kyphoplasty. Image tests can be handful in diagnosing a typical case of vertebral compression fractures. Spinal X-rays, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging scans and bone scans are some of the image tests used for clarification.
What does the procedure involve ?
n the procedure of Kyphoplasty, a small incision is made and a narrow tube is inserted so that a pathway is formed to the crushed vertebrae. Through this tube a special inflatable balloon is passed on to the crushed space of the vertebrae. Then it is slowly inflated which makes the crushed pieces of the bone to return to normal position. After obtaining the normal height and angle, cement mixture is inserted into the cavity. The mixture is filled only after taking out the balloon. The cements harden quickly and this makes the vertebra hard as it was early.
What are the post procedure precautions ?
Due to insertion of the needle there will be mild soreness in the back which will fade on its own in 2-3 days. The patient can use icepacks to control that. Pain relief and mobility is achieved with in 48 hours after Kyphoplasty. Some patients even feel relief in pain immediately after Kyphoplasty. 95% of the patients have a positive remark about this procedure and many of them could get back into normal proceedings that they were doing before the cracking.
Dr Arun Saroha
MBBS, MS (Surgery), M.Ch (Neurosurgery)
Dr. Arun Saroha is one of the finest neurosurgeon in India specializing in brain and spine surgery. In the beginning of his career, Dr Saroha made a big name in the field of Trauma by treating head injury patients. His timely assistance and fine surgical skills helped save many lives.
Over a period of time he started focussing more on Brain Tumour Surgeries and Spine Surgeries. In the last 15 years he has done more than 8000 surgeries on patients coming from all parts of the world.
Dr Arun Saroha has been associated with some of the best hospitals in India like Max Hospital Gurgaon and New Delhi, Artemis Hospital Gurgaon, Paras Hospital Gurgaon, Vimhans Neuro Institute, Delhi as chief brain & spine surgeon.
Dr Vikas Kathuria
MBBS, MS, M.Ch (Neurosurgery)
Dr Vikas Kathuria is a dynamic neurosurgeon specializing in brain and spine surgeries. Dr Vikas Kathuria is extensively trained in surgeries of brain like brain tumour, brain clot, trauma surgeries for EDH and SDH. Apart from brain surgeries Dr Kathuria is also experienced in performing spine surgeries.
He has specialization n performing spine surgeries for nerve decompression, disc replacement, fixation, fusion and spinal tumour surgeries. Dr Vikas Kathuria has an experiencee of more than 7 years as a neurosurgeon. Before joining GNH Hospital Dr Kathuria has worked with some of the best hospitals like Paras Hospital, Gurgaon and has been Asst Professor Neurosurgery at PGI Rohtak.
Dr Kathuria did graduation and post graduation from PGI Rohatak, Haryana, India and further did super specialization in Neurosurgery from Sheth Vadilal Sarabhai General Hospital and Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Currently Dr Vikas Kathuria is working as Neurosurgeon at GNH Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.