Your contact partners
in this area:
Prof. <br /> Dr. med. habil.<br /> Georg Matziolis
Dr. med. habil.
Georg Matziolis

Senior Consultant of the Clinic for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery

Acting holder of the Chair for Orthopaedics of the FSU Jena at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg

036691 8-1002

Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Patrick Strube
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Patrick Strube

Head of department spinal column

Specialist for othopaedics and accident surgery

Specialist Registrar's Office
Gabi Geier

036691 8-1439

Vertebroplasty / Kyphoplasty

Vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty have become established methods for treating vertebral fractures caused by osteoporotic bones. They usually provide rapid pain relief and therefore help the patient to mobilise better. Both methods are carried out under general or local anaesthetic with the patient lying on their front.

After sterile washing and draping, a 0.5 cm long incision is made and, under X-ray guidance, a needle is positioned through the vertebral arch into the vertebra. During vertebroplasty, a viscous bone cement is then injected into the vertebra. This hardens within a few minutes and stabilises the vertebra from within.

During balloon kyphoplasty, a small balloon is first inserted and then filled inside the vertebra, creating a hollow space. The balloon is then removed again and the viscous cement is then injected into the hollow space created.

Patients are able to stand up immediately after the operation and move around. The small incisions in the skin are generally glued and no sutures need to be removed. The entire in-patient stay is around three days.

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