Before and after reduction of vertebral body compression fracture
Kyphoplasty is similar to vertebroplasty. The technique entails cement injection into the fractured vertebral body. The difference between kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty is that kyphoplasty entails the use of a balloon to expand the compressed vertebral body before cement is injected. The theory behind this is that the balloon would reduce the fracture and improve the patient's stature.
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