Vertebral Body Augmentation is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for relieving pain due to Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCF) due to osteoporosis or benign or malignant lesions. Unlike vertebroplasty, vertebral body augmentation includes a mechanical device to create a cavity within the vertebral body prior to injecting cement.
Are you a candidate? If you have compression fractures that are a result from osteoporosis or a tumor, then a doctor may perform various tests to determine if there is a fracture that will benefit from a vertebral augmentation procedure. The tests may include x-rays, MRI and/or bone scans.
What happens during the procedure?
After the procedure? Patient can test their mobility. Sometimes an overnight stay is required but many patients go home the same day. patients will generally see a significant pain relief within the first 1-2 days following the vertebral augmentation procedure.
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