Candidate For Vertebroplasty or Kyphoplasty?

In the absence of vertebroplasty and the similar procedure kyphoplasty, a common remedy to vertebral compression fractures (VCF) is fusion—typically with bone grafts or metal screws, wires and rods or plates.

Metal may still have its place, but it can sometimes be avoided with vertebroplasty. “What is vertebroplasty?” “Does the related procedure, kyphoplasty, cure back pain?” And, “Is either right for me?” you may wonder.

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June 11, 2018 by Kevin Williams

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