Dr. Finkenberg discusses how a woman can determine if kyphoplasty would benefit her.
The way you know that a kyphoplasty may be a procedure that you should consider is once you have developed severe pain in your back as a result of a fall or injury, and an X-ray has been taken to demonstrate the fact that there may be a compression fracture, is to meet with your orthopedist and ask them what your treatment options may be. Your primary physician obviously knows this as well. He may call a specialist in to also discuss the problem.
But once they have determined that this could be an acute, meaning recent fracture, then they will order the appropriate tests. If you have no contraindications to having the procedure, then the likelihood of you benefitting from it is high.
About Dr. Finkenberg, M.D.
Dr. John Finkenberg has been in practice at Alvarado Hospital for 16 years. He completed his undergraduate and medical degree at UCLA. Following his orthopedic residency at Harbor/UCLA, he received fellowship training in Advanced Spinal Reconstruction Surgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Maryland.
Dr. Finkenberg’s great interest in the advancement of spinal surgery developed from 15 years as a spine consultant assisting with the creation of new technology and procedures. He is a primary investigator for multi-center national research studies and lectures around the world on current research projects.