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Medtronic Balloon Kyphoplasty

  • Have you had a sudden onset of severe, sharp pain in your back that lasted longer than three days?
  • Have you had a broken bone after age 50?
  • Have you been told you have osteoporosis or low bone density?
  • If so, you could have a vertebral compression fracture and not know it.

Ask your doctor about the risks of osteoporosis and vertebral compression fractures (VCFs).              

Your doctor can recommend an evaluation to check for a spinal fracture.
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Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of pathological fractures of the vertebral body due to osteoporosis, cancer, or benign lesions.

There are risks to the procedure, including serious complications, including infection and leakage of bone cement into the muscle and tissue. Cement leakage into the blood vessels may result in damage to the blood vessels, lungs, heart, and/or brain.  Cement leakage into the area surrounding the spinal cord may result in nerve injury that can, in rare instances, cause paralysis.

A prescription is required. This therapy is not for everyone. Please talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of this procedure and to decide whether this procedure is right for you.  Results may vary.  For more information, please call Medtronic at 1-763-505-5000 and/or consult Medtronic’s website at


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Medtronic Balloon Kyphoplasty

Phone: 763-505-5000
Email: Medtronic Balloon Kyphoplasty

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Balloon Kyphoplasty incorporates technology developed by Gary K. Michelson, M.D

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