Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat vertebral compression fractures. These fractures are in the bones of the spine (vertebra) and are often caused by osteoporosis, a condition that weakens the bones and reduces bone density.
Vertebral compression fractures can be extremely painful. Fractured fragments of bone can slide around in the spine, pressing against nerves. Bones may also be compressed or collapsed against nerves. The University of Miami Health System interventional radiologists perform kyphoplasty to hold the fragments in place, support the bone, and relieve your pain.
Why Choose UHealth?
Expert care from highly trained interventional radiologists. Our interventional radiologists and radiology specialists are experts in a variety of minimally invasive procedures — everything from treatments to clear blocked blood vessels to advanced cancer therapies like NanoKnife®.
Leading-edge imaging care in South Florida. Our doctors are also researchers discovering new ways to improve diagnosis and treatment. That means you can get some of today’s most promising advancements through clinical trials. You benefit from the latest developments that are fast-tracked from the lab to the bedside.