Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are minimally invasive spine procedures that are recommended for patients suffering from vertebral compression fractures. These procedures are often performed on patients with debilitating back pain who have not experienced adequate relief through conservative, alternative, or interventional therapies. Both vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty use x-ray guidance to place cement into the patient’s damaged vertebrae to stabilize the fracture and restore the spine’s height. Kyphoplasty uses the same techniques as vertebroplasty, as well as a special balloon device to create an open cavity inside the damaged bone. Once the cement has hardened, the incision will be closed, and the patient will be sent home to recover.