Vertebroplasty, treatment with cement

Written by: Dr. Hugo Santos Benítez
Published: | Updated: 21/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

¿What is vertebroplasty


Vertebroplasty is a surgical treatment that involves introducing cement into a fractured vertebra. Be regarded as a minimally invasive and highly effective treatment.

¿, At what point should make the intervention


The diagnosis of vertebral compression fracture should be performed as quickly as possible and start treatment practices also. It is ideal to do it before three months have elapsed compression fracture.

¿, In which cases is indicated


The technique of vertebroplasty is indicated when there is a crush fracture of osteoporotic origin or of traumatic origin. Also oncologicos problems as metastasis affecting the vertebral bodies concerned.

¿What is kyphoplasty performed as


Kyphoplasty is an improvement of the initial technique of vertebroplasty. Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty French invention is an American invention. Kyphoplasty is performed by inserting a balloon high pressure in the vertebral body to be treated and this is inflated with a liquid consisting of a contrast to make it look in the ray equipment. The amount of liquid that depend on the vertebral body is introduced to deal. Not the same treat a lumbar vertebral body one dorsal. Once it has achieved the balloon position and attempt recovery vertebral height, this is deflated and then cement is introduced gently so that there is no escape therefrom into vascular, disc or it's the worst structures so they will not disturb structures neural. It is expected to solidify the cement and bone filler are removed, thus concluding the procedure.

¿By calming the pain


Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty relieve pain patient recovered because the architecture of the vertebrae and in some cases up to recover them. It is also said that pain improvement while receiving the forge heat cement.

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By Dr. Hugo Santos Benítez
Neurological Surgery

Renowned specialist in neurosurgery, with over 27 years of experience. Dr. Santos is the Coordinator and head of the Neurosurgery Unit of the prestigious Ruber Clinic in Madrid. Concerning national and international and pioneered the use of techniques such as endoscopic surgery level, vertebroplastia.y arthroplasty, both lumbar and cervical.

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