This minimally invasive procedure is used to treat patients suffering from compression fractures of the vertebrae, typically from osteoporosis, which can become very painful. Surgeons insert a tiny medical balloon into the spine that, when inflated, elevates the site of a vertebral fracture to a more normal position and enables repair. A cement-like material is used to fill the cavity. Kyphoplasty helps to relieve pain associated with a fracture, stabilize the bone, and restore vertebral height. In most cases, patients experience relief within two weeks.