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Information on Kyphoplasty

- Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical technique than can repair spine fractures. Many patients that are referred for this treatment are older individuals who suffer from osteoporosis. This procedure allows surgeon to stabilize the back, partially restore height, and get rid of the pain that is associated with the fracture.

- This procedure is done on an outpatient basis. Patients will come in one hour before the surgery, the surgery takes about one hour, and the patient will normally leave one to two hours after the procedure. Typically, patients are pain free when they leave to go home, and are back to their daily activities with in 24 hours.

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