Vertebral Compression Fracture:
Had a recent fall?
Have a pain in the spine that will not go away with any pain medication?
Do you sometimes feel it’s hard to breathe from this pain?
Have a history of osteopenia or osteoporosis?
Or simply feel pain all over your back after a recent fall or trauma?
This could be a compression fracture of a vertebral body. A common but often overseen cause of back pain that can be easily treated with a simple outpatient intervention.
- Percutaneous Vertebroplasty:
This is a simple outpatient procedure that consists of the percutaneous insertion of a needle into the fractured vertebral body; subsequently, an injection of cement into it, stabilizing the fracture and eliminating any painful sensation. This procedure is performed in our own office without needing hospitalization. You will go home the same day, and it usually takes 1-2 hours to complete.
- Percutaneous Kyphoplasty:
Kyphoplasty is a variation of Vertebroplasty by restoring the height and angle of a fractured vertebral body by inflation of a balloon before the injection of bone cement like in Vertebroplasty. This procedure is performed in our own office without any need for hospitalization. You will go home the same day, which usually takes 1-2 hours to complete.