Vertebroplasty is a procedure for stabilizing compression fractures in the spine. Bone cement is injected into back bones (vertebrae) that are cracked or broken often because of osteoporosis. The cement that is induced thus hardens stabilizing the fractures and supporting the spine.
How is it performed?
A small cut is made in the skin near the spine, and a needle is inserted. Through this, bio-compatible bone cement is injected into the vertebral body. After this, the needle is removed and the cement is allowed to harden. A bandage is used to cover the small opening.
Who are the candidates?
Patients going through acute, debilitating and/ or sudden onset of back pain are a candidate for vertebroplasty. Also, those who have undergone a trial of conservative therapy without any improvement in debilitating pain are eligible for this treatment.
How long it takes?
Vertebroplasty takes few hours to complete.
The patients will be called by our physicians for follow-up care after the procedure. Physiotherapy and back-bracing will be performed so that the patients recover in a short period of time and thus regain adequate levels of activity.
Approximately, 75-90% people after the treatment experience either complete or significant pain relief after the procedure.