Vertebral Fractures Treatment

Balloon kyphoplasty is a modern, minimally invasive procedure for treating painful vertebral body factures on the thoracic or lumbar spine. This surgical therapy stabilizes the spine and relieves pain. For this field of vertebral body stabilization, joimax® offers the SPASY balloon kyphoplasty system.

What is kyphoplasty and what is it used for?

The term “kyphoplasty” is derived from the Greek, “Kyphos” means “vertebra” and “plastein” means “to form”. Balloon kyphoplasty is a successful surgical treatment option for painful vertebral fractures. It has been used in the USA since 1999 and in Germany in 2001.

Balloon kyphoplasty is a pain therapy option for vertebral fractures. When a vertebral fracture occurs, a vertebra has broken or collapsed (sintered). The reason for a vertebral fracture is often osteoporosis (reduced bone density). But vertebral body metastases, tumor infestation, or congenital vertebral body defects, e.g. a wedged vertebra, can also be causes of a vertebral body fracture.

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What is kyphoplasty and
what is it used for?

The term “kyphoplasty” is derived from the Greek, “Kyphos” means “vertebra” and “plastein” means “to form”. Balloon kyphoplasty is a successful surgical treatment option for painful vertebral fractures. It has been used in the USA since 1999 and in Germany in 2001.

Balloon kyphoplasty is a pain therapy option for vertebral fractures. When a vertebral fracture occurs, a vertebra has broken or collapsed (sintered). The reason for a vertebral fracture is often osteoporosis (reduced bone density). But vertebral body metastases, tumor infestation, or congenital vertebral body defects, e.g. a wedged vertebra, can also be causes of a vertebral body fracture.

Chiropractic Adjustment, Massage Therapist, Massaging, Shoulder, Recovery
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The joimax® Approach

A small skin incision of approximately 1 cm is made at the level of the fractured vertebra. Through this incision, a few millimeters thin tube is pushed into the painful collapsed vertebral body. A special balloon catheter is then inserted into the vertebral body filled with a liquid and stretched. On the one hand, this creates a cavity, and, on the other hand, the vertebra can be realigned.

The next step is to drain the fluid from the balloon and remove the balloon from the vertebral body. The resulting cavity is now filled with bone cement, which supports the vertebral body. Balloon kyphoplasty requires approximately 45 minutes of operation time per vertebral body.

The joimax® Approach

A small skin incision of approximately 1 cm is made at the level of the fractured vertebra. Through this incision, a few millimeters thin tube is pushed into the painful collapsed vertebral body. A special balloon catheter is then inserted into the vertebral body filled with a liquid and stretched. On the one hand, this creates a cavity, and, on the other hand, the vertebra can be realigned.

The next step is to drain the fluid from the balloon and remove the balloon from the vertebral body. The resulting cavity is now filled with bone cement, which supports the vertebral body. Balloon kyphoplasty requires approximately 45 minutes of operation time per vertebral body.

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                The Benefits

  • Significant improvement in back pain
  • Restoration of vertebral body height
  • Increase in quality of life
  • Significant reduction of immobility resulting from back pain
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The Benefits

  • Significant improvement in back pain
  • Restoration of vertebral body height
  • Increase in quality of life
  • Significant reduction of immobility resulting from back pain
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