Helping patients understand bone health by taking time to explain specific bone diseases and risks. The Fracture Prevention Clinic also educates patients on how to prevent bone problems before a fracture or other bone issues occur. Although the FPC accepts all patients concerned about bone health, we specialize in osteoporosis and osteopenia.
A kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive, outpatient 30-45 minute procedure used to treat vertebral compression fractures. Compression fractures usually occur in the chest region of the spine or in the low back, in areas weakened by osteoporosis.
The goals of the procedure are to reduce pain from the fracture, restore the natural height of the vertebrae, and ensure stability.