Vertbral compression fractures and balloon kyphoplasty
Jun 01,2007 00:00 by Michael Anthony Noel


A kyphotic spine can leave a patient with a hunched posture. In addition to loss of height, vertebral fractures create pain, poor mobility and a host of other side effects including depression and weight loss. Balloon kyphoplasty is a procedure to repair the fracture and improve quality of life.