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Are there spinal precautions with kyphoplasty?

Are there spinal precautions with kyphoplasty?

Precautions: Prevent excessive initial mobility or stress on tissues. Avoid lifting, twisting and bending of the spine.

When can I bend over after kyphoplasty?

For the first 6 weeks, don’t twist, bend, or lift anything heavier than 10 pounds. Your back might still ache after surgery. You should see your doctor for one or more follow-up visits to make sure your back has healed and the procedure worked well.

Can you shower after kyphoplasty?

Remove the small bandages on your incision 24 to 48 hours after the surgery. Don’t shower or soak in a bathtub for 1 to 2 days after the surgery. Use an ice pack or bag of frozen peas—or something similar—wrapped in a thin towel to reduce the swelling and pain around incision sites.

How long does it take to heal after kyphoplasty?

For the most part, nonoperative treatments like pain medication, activity modification, and/or bracing are recommended for fractures. Vertebral fractures typically take about three months to fully heal with these measures.

What are the risks of kyphoplasty?

The risks of kyphoplasty include: Allergic reactions to chemicals used with X-rays to help guide the doctor You may face other risks, depending on your specific medical condition. Make sure to discuss any concerns with your doctor before the procedure.

When would I need kyphoplasty?

Doctors might recommend kyphoplasty for cancer-damaged vertebrae or certain spinal fractures. In most cases, a weakening of the bones (osteoporosis) has caused the vertebrae to compress or collapse, causing pain or a hunched posture.

Why choose Stryker Interventional Spine?

Stryker Interventional Spine’s innovative solutions are designed to work together seamlessly for ease of use and increased control, helping to provide enhanced procedural efficiency. The information provided by Stryker Interventional Spine is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice.

Is kyphoplasty effective for vertebral compression fractures caused by cancer?

Vertebral compression fractures resulting from osteoporosis tend to respond better to kyphoplasty (and vertebroplasty) than vertebral fractures caused by cancer. Kyphoplasty complication rates may be twice as high when the vertebral compression fracture is caused by cancer (10%) compared to osteoporosis (4%). 1