Vertebroplasty is a relatively new, minimally-invasive procedure performed by Spineworks dedicated Neuroradiologist.
A percutaneous procedure refers to one done through a small incision in the skin. Vertebroplasty is a technique to strengthen and repair the weakened bone of the vertebrae.
Vertebroplasty has been shown to:
Vertebroplasty is for Patients with Vertebral Compression Fractures caused by:
You will receive an injection of cement into an osteoporotic or pathological fracture under CT or x-ray control.
It works by gluing together the fracture fragments and reducing the pain from them.
It takes 30 to 60 minutes.
The risks are infection, cement embolus when a piece of cement can travel from the injection site in a blood vessel, neurological injury, failure to relieve symptoms etc
Please follow government advice before attending our clinics for an appointment. If you think you are at risk please check the NHS 111 website. Meanwhile take care and we look forward to seeing you soon.