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