A compression fracture or a break in one of your vertebra can be painful. It can also make it difficult to move freely. That’s because a break can cause bone fragments to rub against each other. Fortunately, there are a few surgical procedures that may help. Kyphoplasty makes room for the mixture. In this procedure, a doctor inserts and inflates a balloon to create an opening for the mixture. The balloon is removed after the cement is injected. Kyphoplasty is sometimes referred to as balloon vertebroplasty.

A kyphoplasty procedure helps alleviate the pain of conditions such as a compression fracture, or other types of fractures.