HOW IT WORKS
Step 1: Balloon Placement
|Step 2: Full inflation|
Next, the balloon is carefully inflated in an attempt to raise the collapsed vertebra and return it to its normal position.
Step 3: Void created within the vertebral body
Step 4: Filling the cavity with cement
Step 5: Internal cast
After the procedure
Typical postoperative care involves the following:
After the procedure, you will be transferred to the Recovery Room for about an hour. A specially trained nurse will monitor your condition and assess the degree to which your back pain has been alleviated. During your hospital stay, you will be encouraged to walk and move about. Generally, patients are discharged from the hospital within 24 hours. Your doctor will have you schedule a follow-up visit and explain limitations, if any, on your physical activity. After treatment with Balloon Kyphoplasty, mobility is often quickly improved. Most patients are very satisfied with the procedure and are able to gradually resume activity once discharged from the hospital.
After the procedure, the patient should return to the osteoporosis-treating physician for medical management and follow-up.