Vertebroplasty. A small needle is inserted into the area of the spinal fracture and a biological cement mixture is injected into the fracture.
Kyphoplasty. A small needle is inserted in the area of the spinal fracture. A small balloon is then inserted into the fractured vertebrae and carefully inflated to create space between the fractured portions (hence balloon kyphoplasty). Biological cement is then injected into the space and the balloon is carefully removed.
Little to no discomfort is experienced during or after either procedure. You are allowed to return home shortly after the procedure.