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Twin Falls doctor helps patients recover with balloons and cement

Video Credit: Idaho On Your Side - Duration: 02:00s - Published
Twin Falls doctor helps patients recover with balloons and cement
Twin Falls doctor helps patients recover with balloons and cement

NOW."IMAGINE BREAKINGYOUR BACK ANDBEING TOLD BY YOURDOCTOR THAT HECOULD ALLEVIATEYOUR PAIN WITH APROCEDURE THATINVOLVES CEMENTANDBALLOONS..THAT ISWHAT ONE DOCTORHERE IN TWIN FALLSIS DOING TO HELPPEOPLE WITH BACKINJURIESIDAHO NEWS SIXREPORTERSTEPHANIE GARIBAYEXPLAINS THEPROCESS.WHEN MARY...A TWINFALLSRESIDENT...FELL INHER BEDROOM ANDLANDED IN THEEMERGENCY ROOMSHE NEVEREXPECTED TO HEARBALLOONS ANDCEMENT WOULDHELP HER RECOVER"ANYTHING WASGOING TO HELP ITHOUGHT BECAUSE IWAS REALLY IN A LOTOF PAIN AND SO I WASREADY TO TRYWHATEVER HEOFFERED."THE PROCEDURE ISCALLEDKYPHOPLASTY ANDHAS BEEN AROUNDFOR YEARS...BUT NOTTOO MANY AREAWARE OF THEPRACTICE"WE CAN GO IN JUSTTHROUGH SMALLLITTLE INCISIONS INTHE SKIN AND WEINSERT A CANNULAINTO THE VERTEBRAAND THEN WE CANPUT A HEAVYBALLOON IN AND TRYTO BALLOON THECOMPRESSEDFRACTURE UP ANDTHEN IN THE CAVITYTHAT'S CREATED WECAN USE BONECEMENT IT'S THESAME CEMENT USEDIN TOTAL HIPS ANDTOTAL KNEES."AFTER THEPROCEDUREPATIENTS USUALLYFEEL FULLYRECOVERED WITHIN12-24 HOURS WHEREAS AN ALTERNATIVEMETHOD WOULDTAKE MONTHS TOHEAL"IT ALLOWS THEM TOGET UP AND BE MOREMOBILE AND THEMORTALITY RATE FORTHAT HAS BEENSIGNIFICANTLYIMPROVED."VERTEBRAE INJURIESCOULD RESULT INDEFORMITIES,DIFFICULTIES INBALANCE AND MANYOTHER THINGS...SOTHISPROCEDURE...ASLONG AS IT ALL GOESWELL...COULD BELIFE CHANGING TOPATIENTS LIKE MARY"I JUST REALLYTHOUGHT THIS WASGOING TO BE IT.

I WASLIKE 80 AND IFIGURED I'MPROBABLY HEADINGTOWARDS ANASSISTED LIVINGSOMEWHERE"MARY SAYS SHE WASABLE TO FEEL ADIFFERENCE WITHINDAYS...IN TWIN FALLSIM STEPHANIEGARIBAY IDAHONEWS 6




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