This procedure is similar to that of the vertebroplasty as it also uses acrylic cement in order to reduce pain and stabilize a vertebral compression fracture. A kyphoplasty also restores the vertebral height as well as lessening the spinal deformity by also injecting the acrylic cement into a cavity that is created in the fractured bone and by inserting and inflating a medical balloon.

See also Vertebroplasty.

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