Vertebroplasty is a procedure that treats spinal fractures typically caused by osteoporosis.
During this minimally invasive procedure, Dr. Joseph Weinstein makes a tiny incision in the patient’s back and injects bone filler material into the fractured vertebrae, which restores the stability and structure of the spinal vertebra.
Vertebroplasty is not recommended for all of our patients with fractured vertebrae, but may be considered in patients who have not seen results from more conservative treatments, and need a solution for improving posture and mobility and alleviating their pain.
IS VERTEBROPLASTY RIGHT FOR ME?
Vertebroplasty is a procedure that we recommend only for patients who have suffered some kind of damage to their vertebra, usually a compression fracture.
Compression fractures can be caused by weakened vertebrae due to osteoporosis, aging, spinal infection, or trauma to the spine.
During this minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Joseph Weinstein cuts a small incision in the back, and then injects bone filler material into the damaged vertebral space. This procedure restores the height of your vertebrae, alleviates pain in the area, and can help to improve your posture.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR VERTEBROPLASTY?
Vertebroplasty is a common procedure with high success rates, in terms of relieving pain that you might experience and providing stability to the spine.
Because vertebroplasty is performed as a minimally invasive procedure at Comprehensive Orthopedic and Spine Care, risks are considered lower when compared to more aggressive or open surgery.
There are risks and complications involved with any kind of surgery, including vertebroplasty. Vertebroplasty is an elective surgery, and you should talk with your surgeon and research the risks of the surgery, along with other methods for pain relief in the spine.
If you’d like to know more about vertebroplasty or would like to discuss your condition and possible treatment options with us, make an appointment for a consultation with Comprehensive Orthopedic and Spine Care today.