Kyphoplasty

Description of therapy - aims of kyphoplasty:

Aim of balloon kyphoplasty is to re-erect and stabilize a compressed vertebral body. This is important as otherwise micro movements will irritate the periosteum (the membrane that lines the outer surface of all bones) and this is a main cause of severe pain. The intervention is carried out in a position such that the curvature of the spine is already leading to erection and decompression of the vertebral body.

Now two working cannulas are inserted through a skin incision from the back under x-ray control. The cannulas are pushed forward up to the vertebral body and a balloon catheter is inserted through each of them. They are then inflated under x-ray control.

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In most cases this leads to a symmetrical height restoration of the vertebral body – provided that the sintering fracture has not yet firmly grown together in its malposition. After draining of the liquid from the balloon catheters a defined cavity will remain in the vertebral bone. Through the working cannulas it can be filled with viscous bone cement – this will be done again under x-ray control. Within a few minutes the bone cement will harden and permanently stabilize the vertebral body. Further fractures of this vertebra will thus be prevented.

 The intervention is carried out under local anesthesia or short general anesthesia. Patients will benefit from immediate pain relief and quick return to normal activities of daily living.

All advantages at a glance:
  •  DModern balloon kyphoplasty provides for immediate pain relief and unrestricted function of the affected lumbar spine segment
  •  The intervention is carried out under local anesthesia or short general anesthesia. Patients will benefit from immediate pain relief and quick return to normal activities of daily living.
  •  You will be able to stand or walk by yourself directly after the intervention
  •  Fast pain relief and recovery
  •  Short hospital stay: in general you may go back home four days after the intervention
  •  Already six weeks after the surgery you may largely resume your usual activities
  •  Short recovery times and fast return to work (4-6 weeks)
  •  A high success rate of about 95%

 

 

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I needed to tell just one sentence and diagnosis was established and then also confirmed by imaging techniques. Neither the orthopedic specialist nor the radiologist I had visited before, had identified the herniated disc. They told me to do some sports and that surgery would not help. Immediately after the surgery in the ATOS clinic, my symptoms disappeared and I was also pain free. Absolute number 1 address for spinal disc problems.

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