Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are minimally invasive procedures for treatment of vertebral fractures that are causing severe pain that has not improved after a number of weeks of non-surgical care like pain medications and braces. Both vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty involve a small incision and the injection of bone cement in the fractured vertebra to provide stability; prior to the injection of the bone cement, kyphoplasty involves the use of an inflated balloon to restore fractured vertebrae that have collapsed and become wedged.
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