Advantages of vertebroplasty: how and when do it?

Written by: Dr. Nicolás Samprón
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive surgical technique that has been developed by experts in neurosurgery for the treatment of various diseases and vertebral is particularly effective for relieving pain associated with osteoporotic fractures.


Vertebroplasty procedure

This technique involves the injection of a special type of surgical cement through a puncture under fluoroscopic guidance precision. After administering local anesthesia, a needle is inserted into the focus of the fracture and cement is injected in a controlled manner. Once the cement forge within minutes, the fracture is consolidated.


Indications for vertebroplasty

The vertebroplasta is indicated mainly in osteoporotic compression fractures, although there are other indications such as spinal metastases that destroy the vertebral bone, multiple myeloma and other processes.


Risks of vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty is a very safe procedure, although it is true, as all effective medical interventions, there is the possibility that any adverse effect to appear. In the case of vertebroplasty, the few reported complications related to leakage to unwanted areas surgical cement.


Recovery vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty is a procedure performed under local anesthesia, so no need for hospitalization and its beneficial effects are already experienced in the early hours.

The primary care should be the patient when subjected to a vertebroplasty is preventing new fractures or spinal injuries. Osteoporotic vertebral fracture is indicative of a fragile column and therefore care must be measures to prevent falls and other accidents.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Nicolás Samprón
Neurological Surgery

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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