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Prior to vertebroplasty and the similar procedure kyphoplasty, a more common remedy to vertebral compression fractures (VCF) was 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…