Best Vertebroplasty Block Treatment


Overview

Vertebroplasty is a medical treatment in which bone cement is injected into the fractured vertebrae. It helps in relieving spinal pain and thus increases mobility. Bone Cement provides support to the spinal cord. It is usually done in a hospital or outpatient clinic. 

Procedure

The patient is asked to lie down comfortably on a table and the area of the skin is cleaned. Local anaesthesia is injected into the area of the skin. A needle is injected into the fractured vertebrae using contrast-enhanced fluoroscopy to confirm the correct positioning of the needle. Once the positioning is confirmed, bone cement is injected into the fractured vertebrae which helps fill the cracks of the bone. 

Benefits

Vertebroplasty helps in providing instant pain relief and thus increasing mobility. It is beneficial in regaining lost mobility and becoming more active. 

Risks

Some of the risks involved in Vertebroplasty are blood loss, fever, nerve root irritation, infection, leakage of cement, etc.  

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is vertebroplasty safe for elderly people?

    Vertebroplasty is a safe procedure which helps provide immediate pain relief to the elderly as well. 

  • Is vertebroplasty a major surgery?

    Vertebroplasty is not a major surgery but is a minimally invasive surgery done through a needle. 

  • How long does vertebroplasty cement last?

    Vertebroplasty cement lasts for about 1 - 3 years.