Vertebroplasty is an outpatient procedure used to stabilize painful compression fractures in the spine. Like kyphoplasty, it is most commonly used to treat fractures caused by osteoporosis, trauma, or chemotherapy. Patients are sedated before the spine surgeon inserts a needle into the fractured vertebra, using advanced imaging technology for guidance. Spaces caused by the fracture are filled with a specially formulated cement, and the skin puncture is covered by a small adhesive bandage.
Vertebroplasty takes about an hour, and patients can resume normal activity within a few days. Your spine surgeon will give you specific information related to your particular condition and lifestyle goals, as well as a detailed description of the surgery and instructions on how to make the best recovery.
Artificial Disc Replacement
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cervical disc disease
Cervical discectomy and fusion
Cervical herniated disc
Cervical spondylosis (degeneration)
Cervical spinal cord injury
Degenerative Disc Disease
Injections for Pain
Lumbar herniated disc
Lumbar spondylosis (degeneration)
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Spinal cord syrinxes
Spinal fractures and instability
Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial and Implantation
Spine and spinal cord tumors
Tethered spinal cord
Thoracic herniated disc
Thoracic spinal cord injury
Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
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