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 Prince Gupta
MBBS, MS (Ortho), M.Ch (Ortho), Fellowship In Joint Replacement (Australia), Fellowship In Shoulder Surgery (UK)
Dr Prince Gupta is an experienced joint and spine surgeon practicing at GNH Hospital Gurgaon India. Dr Prince Gupta is highly qualified orthopaedic and spine surgeon with experience of more than 12 years. Dr Prince Gupta is especially trained in joint replacement surgeries that involve knee replacement, hip replacement, shoulder replacement and elbow replacement surgeries.Apart from joint surgeries Dr Gupta is also vastly experienced in performing orthopaedic spine surgeries using the best techniques as per the international standards
Dr Prince did graduation and post graduation in orthopaedics from Bhartiya Vidyapeeth, Pune. He further went to do super specialiszation in orthopaedics from Seychelles and couple of fellowships in shoulder and joint replacement from Australia and UK respectively. Before joining GNH Hospital Dr Prince Gupta has worked with some of the best hospitals in Gurgaon, India like Artemis Hospital, Fortis Hospital and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital New Delhi India.
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.