Fractures of the vertebral bodies occur especially commonly among women with osteoporosis (bone loss). The reduced bone density in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine leads to very painful fractures of the vertebrae. This leads to spinal instability, vertebral deformities and a reduction in height.
But patients who have had spinal trauma or an osteolytic (bone-destroying) tumour of the spine can also develop vertebral body fractures. To stabilise the affected areas and to fill up the space between them, we use kyphoplasty, which is a more advanced version of vertebroplasty.