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Percutaneous  Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty is a relatively new, minimally-invasive procedure performed by The Imaging Clinic`s dedicated Neuroradiologist. A percutaneous procedure refers to one done through a small incision in the skin. Vertebroplasty is a technique to strengthen and repair the weakened bone of the vertebrae.
Vertebroplasty has been shown to
  • Significantly reduce or eliminate pain in up to 90% of patients
  • Prevent old compression fractures from further collapse
  • Have a short recovery time
  • Reduce spinal deformity
  • Stop the “downward spiral” of untreated osteoporosis
  • Provide the patient with an early return to daily activities
  • Be cost effective

Vertebroplasty is for Patients with Vertebral Compression Fractures caused by:
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Vertebral fracture due to benign and malignant tumors
  • Fractures occurring in patients that take high doses of steroids

Are you a Good Candidate for Vertebroplasty?
  • Do you suffer from chronic back pain due to vertebral compression fractures and your fracture is less than one year old?
  • Do you suffer from a metabolic disorder?
  • Have you been treated with steroid therapy over a long period of time?
You are considered a good candidate for vertebroplasty if you can answer yes to any of these questions. Note: Vertebroplasty is not appropriate for treating pain associated with arthritis, herniated discs or degenerative disc disease.