Case Studies # 1

A 72 year old woman with a history of osteoporosis develops acute low back pain. Spinal imaging demonstrates an acute lumbar compression fracture. She does not get better with bedrest, bracing and pain medication. After consultation with her doctor, she is treated with Kyphoplasty procedure. Below are actual intraoperative X-rays of the injection procedure

Results of surgery are dramatic. The patient has complete relief of her back pain and stops pain medication immediately.

Case Studies # 2

A 49 year old male with multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer) and back pain is found to have compression fractures in the first three lumbar vertebra. He is treated with kyphoplasty procedure at these levels with immediate improvement in his pain and posture.

Here are some case studies of the Kyphoplasty procedure