Difference between vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty

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What is the difference between vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty?

The key difference is that vertebroplasty is used to treat vertebral body compression fractures by directly instilling cement via a thin needle cannula into the fracture under high pressure, while kyphoplasty first uses a balloon catheter at the site of the fracture to actively restore the lost vertebral body height, followed by the direct instillation of cement under lower pressure than vertebroplasty.

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