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What is Vertebroplasty?


Vertebroplasty is the procedure of injecting bone cement into the spine by entering through a 1 cm incision from the skin, under local or general anesthesia, in spinal fractures, malignant metastatic or primary tumors of the spine, painful hemangiomas of the spine, pathological fractures due to multiple myeloma, under local or general anesthesia in appropriate patient groups.



The most commonly used area is the treatment of fractures of the spine due to osteoporosis (bone loss). The aim is to reduce pain that does not improve despite rest and painkillers. The main purpose of the procedure is to reduce pain, but to restore strength to the fractured spine. Not every spine fracture is suitable for vertebroplasty. In suitable patients, the pain is significantly reduced and people can return to their normal lives.



It is applied in patients who cannot or do not need stabilization surgery, and who do not have a significant reduction in pain despite an average of 4 weeks of rest and medical treatment.



In the kyphoplasty procedure, in addition to the vertebroplasty procedure, it is aimed to increase the height of the fractured spine by inflating a balloon in the spine and to increase the area to be injected with cement. This procedure is mostly preferred in cases where the spine creates significant angulation or deformation.



At the 2nd hour after the procedure, the patients stand up and are discharged on the same day or the next day.

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