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What is involved in a vertebroplasty?
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Dr. Will Moorehead
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
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In brief: MIS surgery
Vertebroplasty is a treatment used for vertebral fractures, such as that occurring is osteoporosis.
It involved a minimal invasive approach to the vertebral body utilizing image guidance, wherein cement mixture is injected into the fractured vertebral body. It is usually done as an outpatient procedure following either IV sedation or general anesthesia.

In brief: MIS surgery
Vertebroplasty is a treatment used for vertebral fractures, such as that occurring is osteoporosis.
It involved a minimal invasive approach to the vertebral body utilizing image guidance, wherein cement mixture is injected into the fractured vertebral body. It is usually done as an outpatient procedure following either IV sedation or general anesthesia.
Dr. Will Moorehead
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Dr. Eric Chen
Radiology
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In brief: Vertebroplasty
In this procedure, a needle is inserted through the skin into the fractured vertebral body.
Cement is injected through the needle into the vertebral body, and then the needle is removed. The procedure is usually performed under conscious sedation, and local anesthetic is used. Recovery time is usually about 4 hours until you can go home. Maximal benefit is seen in about a week.

In brief: Vertebroplasty
In this procedure, a needle is inserted through the skin into the fractured vertebral body.
Cement is injected through the needle into the vertebral body, and then the needle is removed. The procedure is usually performed under conscious sedation, and local anesthetic is used. Recovery time is usually about 4 hours until you can go home. Maximal benefit is seen in about a week.
Dr. Eric Chen
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