Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive pain relief procedure performed to treat spinal compression fractures. This procedure uses orthopaedic bone cement to stabilize the fracture. Benefits include significant pain relief, allowing patients to resume daily activities.
How is Vertebroplasty Performed?
Vertebroplasty is a non-invasive procedure which is performed under local anesthesia. Using image-guided x-ray technology, a narrow tube inserted to the fractured vertebra. Next, the affected area is filled with Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), an orthopaedic bone cement. The cement hardens and repairs the fracture, stabilizing and and strengthening the vertebral body.
What should be expected?
Vertebroplasty is an out-patient procedure that takes about 1-hour per fracture treated. This procedure does not require any incisions to be made, nor general anesthesia. Most patients experience immediate pain relief and resume their daily activities. No bracing is required. Stabilizing the fractured vertebra prevents severe spinal deformity.
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