Monday, December 15, 2008

Cervical Kyphoplasty

There are very few doctors who perform vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty in the upper thoracic or cervical spine. Luckily for our patients, we do.

This is a rotary kyphoplasty we performed today at the C7 vertebral body. This patient had suffered from the pain for over 7 years. It's another key example of a fracture that a radiologist called "old" or chronic, yet responds to treatment.
Due to potentially life-threatening complications, cervical fracture fixation is not to be taken lightly and should only be performed by experienced doctors. Although there are about 20 doctors in our area who have trained to fix fractures, only one or two of us perform them in the cervical spine. Who would you rather have fixing a fracture in your loved one?

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