Vertebral Body Fracture Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty

Vertebral body compression fractures can be identified on plain x-ray or CT imaging and appears as collapse of the vertebral body. A minimally invasive treatment is vertebral body augmentation with kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty. The back is cleaned with sterile technique and under local anesthesia and with conscious sedation, a small needle is advanced under x-ray guidance into the vertebral body. A balloon is inflated inside the bone to improve vertebral body height, and then cement is injected into the bone to increase structural stability of the vertebral body.
Vertebral Body Fracture Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty

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