Kyphon® Balloon Kyphoplasty Treats Spinal Fractures
Balloon kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive treatment that can repair spinal fractures caused by:

• Osteoporosis (low bone density)
• Cancer
• Non-cancerous tumors

Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty uses orthopedic balloons to lift the fractured bone and return it to its correct position. The balloon is then deflated and removed and the remaining cavity is filled with special cement that supports the surrounding bone and prevents further collapse. The procedure typically takes less than an hour.


You May Have A Vertebral Compression Fracture If You: 
• Have sudden onset of severe, sharp back pain that lasts longer than 3 days AND
• Are over 50 OR
• Have been told you have osteoporosis or low bone density

If you have tried treatments like rest and oral medication for more than a few days and still have sharp back pain, you may have a spinal fracture, also known as a vertebral compression fracture (VCF). A VCF occurs when one of the bones of the spinal column weakens and collapses.

People with spinal fractures are at increased risk of complications and death compared with people who don’t have spinal fractures

Untreated Spinal Fractures Can Stoop Your Back AND MORE
When left untreated, spinal fractures can cause your spine to shorten and curve forward. This stooped or hunched back, called “kyphosis”, makes it difficult to walk, reach for things, and do other daily activities.

A spinal fracture can also lead to complications such as spine deformity, neurological complications, breathing problems, and death.

Benifits of Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty:

People with spinal fractures treated with Kyphon Balloon Kyphoplasty experienced important benefits, compared to non-surgical treatments:

• Less back pain
• Improved mobility
• Improved quality of life
• Satisfaction with the procedure

Common Treatment Options May Not Be Effective 
Treatments for back pain often include:
• Bed rest
• Special exercises
• Back bracing
• Pain medication


If your back pain is from a vertebral compression fracture, non-surgical treatments will not correct the fracture or restore the height of your vertebra (the bones that make up the spine). Non-surgical management has been shown in clinical studies to have limited effectiveness in reducing pain and improving function long term compared to interventional treatment, thus treatment options like balloon kyphoplasty should be considered.

How Kyphoplasty Works