Minimally invasive surgery for Lumber Compression Fracture
Advancement in pain management sector has enabled to treat patients of lumber compression fractures using minimally invasive surgery. It is now-a-days used for patients who are not relieved with rest, activity modification, back bracing and pain relieving medication. Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty are the surgical procedures to treat lumbar compression fracture that require minimally invasive incision.
In Vertebroplasty, fine needle is inserted in fractured vertebrae to inject acrylic bone cement to harden and stabilize fragments of lumbar vertebra. While in Kyphoplasty a thin catheter tube with balloon at tip is guided into vertebra. Balloon is inflated to create a cavity for injecting acrylic cement. The balloon is deflated and removed after injecting the acrylic cement. As a last option, to eliminate motion between two vertebrae and relieve pain, Spinal fusion surgery is efficiently done along with Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty by experienced clinicians at Specialist Pain International (SPI).