Kyphoplasty is a procedure to stabilize a fractured vertebra in your spine.

Sometimes vertebrae in your spine fracture and collapse, causing pain. In a kyphoplasty, a physician inserts a needle precisely into the collapsed vertebra. A balloon is inserted and inflated then removed, leaving the vertebra in a non-collapsed position and empty space inside the bone. Bone cement is injected into the empty space and hardens, so your vertebra stays in position and is no longer collapsed.

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