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Vertebroplasty is a minimal invasive surgery performed to repair spine fractures (vertebral compression fractures) by injecting bone cement.
Vertebroplasty is a minimal invasive surgery performed to repair spine fractures (vertebral compression fractures) by injecting bone cement. The procedure is also called Percutaneous Vertebroplasty because the procedure is done through a small puncture in the patient's skin.
Kyphoplasty is a similar method to relieve back pain caused by vertebral compression fractures. This approach involves the use of a small balloon that is inflated to create a void prior to injecting bone cement. After a void is successfully created the procedure continues in the same manner to that of a vertebroplasty.
This surgical procedure is recommended:
The doctor may recommend the following:
The procedure is generally performed under local anesthesia, and might take upto 2 hours.
During the procedure,
After the procedure is complete, the patient is made to rest for 2 to 3 hours. Generally, the patient is discharged on the same day.
After the discharge, the doctor will recommend the patient to
Although vertebroplasty is a safe procedure, certain complications may occur. Commonly known complications are:
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