KYPHOPLASTY

How It Works
After Kyphoplasty

 


Typical postoperative care involves the following:

After the procedure, you will be transferred to the Recovery Room for about an hour. A specially trained nurse will monitor your condition and assess the degree to which your back pain has been alleviated. During your hospital stay, you will be encouraged to walk and move about. Generally, patients are discharged from the hospital within 24 hours. Dr. Allison will have you schedule a follow-up visit and explain limitations, if any, on your physical activity.  After treatment with Balloon Kyphoplasty, mobility is often quickly improved.  Most patients are very satisfied with the procedure and are able to gradually resume activity once discharged from the hospital.

 
Kyphoplasty Incisions

 

Kyphoplasty Incisions

photo courtesy of Kyphon Inc.

 

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