Dr. Spivey recently completed additional training and earned certification in balloon-assisted vertebroplasty, also known as kyphoplasty. When employed early, kyphoplasty not only relieves the pain but may also help reduce the fracture, preventing the development of kyphosis.
Early treatment can help patients return to a more active lifestyle with less chance of complications Provided as an in-office procedure, kyphoplasty eliminates the expense of hospital treatment and scheduling delays. Diagnosis can be confirmed by the presence of compression on plain X-ray that was not present on previous imaging, or with STIR-sequencing MRI that may reveal edema.
If you have a patient who you think might benefit from kyphoplasty, please call us to schedule a consultation.