Kyphoplasty Treatment in India

Kyphoplasty Treatment Cost in India

Cost of Treatment Including Tests / Investigations $ 5400
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Top Doctors for Kyphoplasty

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Dr. Ravi Gopal Varma


Lead Consultant

20 years of experience

Dr. Umesh Srikantha



17 years of experience

Dr. Akshay Hari


Consultant – Neuro Surgery and Spine Surgery

10 years of experience

Dr Ajay Herur


Sr. Consultant - Neurosurgery

15 years of experience

Dr Amar B R


Sr. Consultant - Neurology

15 years of experience

Dr Arun L Naik


Sr. Consultant - Neurosurgery

18 years of experience

Dr Ganesh K Murthy


Sr. Consultant - Neurosurgery

32 years of experience

Dr. M.M.Salahudeen



18 years of experience

Dr. A.R. Jegathraman


Neuro Surgeon

44 years of experience

Dr M R C Naidu



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Top Hospitals for Kyphoplasty

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Columbia Asia, Pune
Apollo Indraprastha Hospital, Delhi - NCR
Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta, Bangalore
Max Hospital, Saket, Delhi - NCR
Apollo Hospital, Chennai, Chennai
Continental Hospital, Hyderabad
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai
Medanta Hospital, Delhi - NCR
BLK Hospital, Delhi - NCR
Paras Hospital, Delhi - NCR
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Frequently Asked Questions About Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty is a surgery used to treat painful vertebral compression fractures in the spine which mostly arise as a result of osteoporosis. During the procedure, a balloon is inserted into the fractured bone through the hollow needle for the creation of a cavity or some space where bone cement is injected after the balloon is withdrawn. The cement is guided into the cavity with the help of fluoroscopy.

The usual rectangular shape of the bone gets compressed causing pain when the vertebral body suffers a fracture. One or more vertebrae can get collapsed as a result of the compression fractures and these are the results of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease which causes loss of the normal density of bone and gradually makes it porous and then they grow vulnerable and can break easily. There can be other reasons like cancer as well that can make vertebrae grow weak.

Typically kyphoplasty is recommended since it is the least invasive and can be initiated when bed rest, pain medication or a back brace have failed to cure the ailment. It can be performed immediately if patients are in problematic situations and the following individuals are considered as ideal for such procedure.    

  • An elderly patient having trouble with bone healing from a fracture
  • As a result of malignant tumor suffering a vertebral compression
  • Suffer from osteoporosis as a result of long term steroid treatment or some other metabolic disorder

It should be completed within 8 weeks of the acute fracture for getting the maximum amount of benefit from the surgery.

The common symptoms would include pain in the region and at times it can be so painful that people will have trouble even moving around.

The healthcare provider will perform some diagnostic tests to be sure of a compression fracture that can help in the treatment of kyphoplasty and as a result, the following evaluations are helpful

  • Blood tests
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Physical exam
  • Radioisotope bone scan
  • Computed tomography or CT scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging or MRI
  • Spine X-Rays

The patient is made to lie on the operative table and given conscious sedation. Once the patient has been given sedation the patient is positioned on the stomach and with the chest and the sides supported by the pillows. Based on the section of the spine which needs to be addressed (lumbar, cervical or thoracic) where the compressed vertebra is housed at the back of the neck will be cleansed and prepared.

A local anesthetic is then injected in the region where a small half-inch incision is made in the ski right over the bone that is fractured. Through the pedicle screws, two large-diameter needles are inserted inside the vertebral body with the aid of fluoroscopy.

For the injection of the cannula into the posterior portion of the vertebral body (trans-or parapedicular), a bilateral procedure is typically followed. A monolateral strategy is followed in very rare situations. Biplanar fluoroscopy is used by reaming, balloon expansion and then cementing procedures to mount the instruments and control the entire process. Two functional channels are formed within the anterior part of the vertebral body with the aid of the remaining equipment and the necessary balloons are inserted afterward. These balloons are available in the size of 20 mm or maximal volume accommodating 4 to 6 ml respectively.

The balloons should be kept centrally between the endplates in the anterior two-thirds of the vertebral body ideally. After placement with the help of two radio-opaque markers, the position is checked.  After insertion, they are inflated with the help of visual volume and the pressure built up can control the vertebra that is compressed and allows for the creation of a cavity. Under a lateral fluoroscopic control, the behavior of the vertebral body is monitored closely.

When the pressure is raised above 250 psi which is the compliance of the fractured VB or the gradient of the pressure increment allows important information about the potential of height restoration, the inflation is stopped.

When the balloon contacts the cortical surface of the VB or if the expansion happens to cross the border of the vertebral body and the height of the same gets restored, then the balloon is deflated gradually and withdrawn away and the cavity gets filled with polymethylmethacrylate or PMMA under continuous fluoroscopic control. Cement is applied with a nozzle filler with a plunger device and a stylet. The small diameter permits the build-up of enormous force and pressure which allows injecting the cement at very high viscosity.

Before the cement starts hardening, the needles are withdrawn promptly and the small skin incision gets closed with the help of strips. The remaining cement in the mixing bowl will be allowed to harden and thereafter patient will be allowed to move.

The surgical treatment option to kyphoplasty is vertebroplasty and like kyphoplasty, this is also a less invasive procedure. Here also, the injection of cement is involved in the fractured vertebra and allows for good pain relief for patients who have suffered compression fractures from osteoporosis.

But one difference being that the procedure does not make use of balloons and the time provided for the restoration of height for improving spinal alignment is not sufficient. The cement used is also more liquid in nature and injected at higher pressure compared to kyphoplasty. The lower amount of viscosity is also shown to allow leakage problems in the procedure, but serious complications are very rare.

Alternatively, patients can also consider rest, braces and pain management through physical therapy, exercise, and proper medication. These work by strengthening the muscles around and make the patient functional while at the same time allow enough time for the fracture to heal gradually.

Usually, the patient will be asked to undergo various tests right before the surgery just to check blood clotting capability.  The patient is also advised to take some muscle and bone-strengthening medications right before the surgery. This helps in recovery. The patient is expected to share their medical history in detail with the surgeon or the healthcare provider, express if they feel they are pregnant by any chance, have any known troubles to dye and allergies are any. The doctor may suggest adhering to certain medications and if the patient is already on some medication doctor may advise to continue or discontinue with the same as he or she may think fit.

It does not take long for a patient of kyphoplasty to get back to normal life again. This surgery will cause some amount of back pain right at the site where the trocar was inserted. One can use a cold compress to compensate against that and if the condition is painful then it is better to inform the healthcare provider to be advised on specific pain management medication. In some cases, the patient will also be helped with physical therapy and some amount of workout to recover from this condition. There are no specific changes required in the diet during this and the patient should take special care of their incision site.

If the patient finds any abnormal body temperature rise, too much pain or swelling at the site of the incision point or any infection, then he or she must immediately inform the healthcare provider. Usually, recovery in kyphoplasty does not involve too much trouble and complications and one is expected to recover quite smoothly.

Kyphoplasty surgery costs $5000 to $9000 in India which is much cheaper compared to treatment costs in the USA and UK

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