What is Vertebroplasty?
Vertebroplasty is a procedure that’s done when patients suffer damage to their vertebra that most often occurs from a compression fracture. The procedure is minimally invasive and is able to treat spinal compression that is usually a result of an injury or osteoporosis. A cement mixture is injected into the fractured bone most often through imaging guidance. For anyone suffering from pain, it’s important to get the fracture repaired as soon as possible for the best results.
Common Conditions Treated by Vertebroplasty
Common conditions that are treated by vertebroplasty are:
- Metastatic tumor
- Spinal infection
- Spine trauma
Facts About Vertebroplasty
The following are quick facts about vertebroplasty you should know:
- Minimally invasive surgery
- The treatment administered within eight weeks of acute fractures has the greatest success rate
- The procedure utilizes cement to repair damaged vertebrae
- This procedure improves posture and integrity within the spine
If you are experiencing discomfort and your symptoms have not improved from physical therapy or from other methods, you may be a candidate for vertebroplasty. Dr. Murthy will review your diagnosis, look over your medical history, and review if vertebroplasty is the right treatment for you.