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Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty

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Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty

Compression fractures can occur very minimal or even no trauma in osteoporotic people.  A compression fracture is a brake in the vertebrae.  The bone may be collapsed due to the fracture.  This may result in severe back pain.

A vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that takes only 15 minutes.  Two small needles are placed into the broken bone under x-ray through 3 mm incisions (the size of a pencil eraser head).  Cement is placed into the broken bone to help stabilize the bone so it doesn’t collapse further and to decrease pain.  Typically pain reduction is felt immediately after the procedure.  When this procedure is performed you will no longer require a brace because the bone is immediately stabilized by the cement.

A kyphoplasty is a similar minimally invasive procedure done through the same tiny 3 mm skin incisions.  A kyphoplasty involves inflating a small balloon in the vertebrae to recreate the lost height of the bone and to create a void in the bone for the cement to sit in.  After the balloon is inflated it is then deflated and removed.  Next, the cement is placed through the small needles.

This is an outpatient procedure and is sutureless.

Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty

Hospital Stay

Hospital Stay

Outpatient

Patients usually leave an hour after the procedure.

Surgery Type

Surgery Type

Minimally Invasive

Incisions are as small as 3 mm.

Blood Loss

BloodLoss

Minimal

This procedure will cause minimal blood loss with limited tissue disruption..

Recovery Time

Recovery Time

Hours to weeks

Patients usually leave an hour after the procedure. No heavy lifting, twisting or bending for 6 weeks after the procedure. Back to work the next day.

Surgery Time

Surgery Time

Minutes

The procedure is usually completed in 15 minutes.

Not all patients and procedures are the same. The above is an example of what the typical patient can expect from some minimally invasive procedures.


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Fast Facts about Dr. Valente

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
  • Nationwide, ranked Number 3 among all orthopedic surgeons sitting for oral board examination (AOBOS)
  • Has been appointed to Clinical Instructor positions at both Michigan State University and the University of California
  • Has lectured and published extensively
  • Participated in numerous research protocols
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  • Board Certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon
  • He graduated top of his class at the University of California, San Diego
  • Received Fellow Research award for spine research at University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Extensively published in leading, peer-reviewed medical journals
  • Served as Academic Chief of residency program during his time in San Diego
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