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    Kyphoplasty Procedure

    Kyphoplasty

    Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure to treat certain spine issues, specifically fractures or collapses in the bones of your spine called vertebrae. Imagine your spine like a stack of blocks, and sometimes one of these blocks can break or get compressed, causing pain. In kyphoplasty, a small balloon is first inserted into the broken or compressed bone. When inflated, it creates a space.

    What is it?

    Then, a special bone cement is injected into this space to stabilize and support the bone, kind of like fixing it from the inside. This can help reduce pain and restore the shape of the spine. So, it’s like a little repair job to mend and strengthen a part of your spine that might be causing discomfort. It eases pain and restores spine height. This treatment helps people regain mobility and quality of life.

    A kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used for treating vertebral compression fractures. It also helps strengthen the spine and address the pain caused by vertebral body compression.

    How does it work?

    During a kyphoplasty, a small incision is made in the back where a narrow tube is then inserted. The tube creates a path through the back into the fractured area. Under the guidance of X-Ray images, the doctor inserts a special balloon into the tube and carefully inflates the balloon. This serves to elevate the vertebrae, returning it to its normal position. The balloon is then carefully removed, and the doctor uses specialized instruments to fill the cavity with an acrylic cement-like substance called polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). The material hardens quickly after being injected, thereby stabilizing the bone.

    Kyphoplasty helps correct vertebral bone deformities and fractures. It also relieves pain that arises due to spinal compression.

    What conditions can this treat?

    • Vertebral bone deformities
    • Vertebral fractures
    • Osteoporosis
    • Hyperkyphosis (hunched back)
    • Cancer metastasized to spine
    • Primary bone tumor (bone cancer)
    • Pathologic fractures from multiple myeloma/lymphoma

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    Toni Seyhun
    Toni Seyhun
    May 15, 2023
    I started seeing Dr Kneeman a few months ago. He is kind and listens to you. I've had the best experience with him. Just had a spinal injection and he made sure I was not uncomfortable. He is the best!
    Deborah Spindler
    Deborah Spindler
    February 14, 2023
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    Ally Ludlum
    December 9, 2022
    Dr. Kneeman took over my care about a year ago, though I have been under KPA's care for about 6 years now. I started with Dr. Gupta. I had been unable to work due to Occipital Neuralgia (diagnosed just before I came to Dr. Gupta), and Dr. Gupta got me back to work in about 3 years, which was an amazing feat! With my treatment plan in place, and Dr. Gupta spending less time at the pain clinic in Ottawa, I started seeing others in his practice. They were great doctors! But I never felt the same level of engagement with them as I had felt with Dr. Gupta. Then I found Dr. Kneeman!! I am always a nervous wreck when I see someone new, but Dr. Kneeman is awesome! Calm as a cucumber while still being very engaged! He's very thorough and very practiced with the tools of his trade! When we decided it was time to renew my RFA (radiofrequency ablation) and we went to do the nerve-block tests, Dr. Kneeman prevented me from experiencing potentially terrifying side-effects! There had been a miscommunication from the last time I had nerve block done (not with KPM) and I was not supposed to be taking OTC aspirin for a week prior to the blocks! (Which I had been as I had no idea!) Dr. Kneeman is the one who discovered this, through the nurse asking him about Ibuprofen that I had taken earlier the day before so he came in to talk to me. We could not do the nerve block that day, but I was, and am, incredibly grateful that he caught the issue before it could become a terrifying experience! Yesterday I had my RFA with him, and he was just as awesome as ever! It helped that I knew I was in amazingly competent hands, so it seemed like no time at all I was back at home, feeling better already! TlDr: I started with Dr. Gupta (who remains awesome), but I am also ecstatically happy that I am now Dr. Kneeman's patient. Both doctors are absolutely incredible and I am so, so grateful to and for them.
    Amanda Concannon
    Amanda Concannon
    December 6, 2022
    The Doctors and nursing staff are so wonderful here. They listen to you and work diligently to make you more comfortable. I have lived with an enormous amount of pain for too long. Washing dishes, cooking, getting into my bed and sleeping ,and several minor activities are so painful for me. The doctors here have worked with me and have given me treatment that has made an enormous difference in my life. I recommend them 100% over any other place you could go.
    Tom Davidson
    Tom Davidson
    September 23, 2022
    I've been going to see Dr. GUPTA for several years. He interested me in using a Nevro Device for the pain in my legs & back. Many years ago I had back surgery & over the years the pain had gotten almost unbearable. The device was a godsend. The follow ups by Nevro people were great & helpful. The staff are very helpful and friendly.
    Opal Watson
    Opal Watson
    September 23, 2022
    Good experience every time..staff is great...Dr Gupta is the best...have experiences with him over several years....

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