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Kyphoplasty involves a minimally invasive approach to inject cement into a vertebral body compression fracture.  Under x-ray guidance with a small incision, the cement is injected into a nonhealing and painful fracture.  The cement provides stability to the fractured bone which can allow people to mobilize with less pain.


Figure 1.  Lateral x-rays show the compression
fracture on the left, with restoration of height of
the vertebral body with injection of the cement on the right.