Tony Brown, MD, explains how minimally invasive treatments can change your life. Specifically, if you have back pain from vertebral fractures due to osteoporosis, vertebral augmentation or kyphoplasty may be the right choice for you.
Vertebral augmentation is an outpatient procedure where the vertebral body or sacrum is stabilized with orthopedic cement through a simple needle access placed into the bone, through the back. The physician will create space in the bone before the cement is injected, making the procedure extremely safe.
If a needle or curette is used to create a cavity for the cement, the procedure is simply termed “vertebral augmentation.”
If a balloon is used to create the space for the cement, the procedure is termed “kyphoplasty.”
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