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Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty Treatment

Vertebroplasty is a pain treatment for vertebral compression fractures (broken vertebrae) that fail to respond to conventional medical therapy. The vertebroplasty procedure stabilizes the collapsed vertebra with the injection of medical-grade bone cement into the spine. This treatment relieves pain and can prevent further collapse of the vertebra, thereby preventing the height loss and spine curvature commonly seen as a result of osteoporosis. The vertebroplasty procedure is also used to treat vertebral compression fractures caused by trauma to the back or tumors that started in the bone or spread to the bone from another area of the body.