Through robotic spine surgery, surgeons can treat compression fractures. To learn more search Dr. Anthony Leone’s Knowledge Center.
In a vertebroplasty procedure, synthetic cement meant to mimic human bone is injected into key sections of a broken vertebra through a needle. This procedure is often utilized to treat compression fractures involving the spinal bone. Within minutes the cement cures and the potential for bone breakage has been decreased. As a result, the patient should also find resolution in pain. Because a procedure such as vertebroplasty requires the use of a needle, precision if of the utmost importance. Robotic spine surgery helps with precision to guide the needle into exact locations where nerves and other delicate elements reside.
Much like vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty is done to alleviate pain along with other possible issues involving compression along the spine. Unlike vertebroplasty however, this process utilizes an inflated balloon-like piece that is inserted into the vertebrae and is inflated. This extra process ensures that the vertebrae returns to its original volume. Once the spinal deformity has been mitigated, a needle is used to inject a cement-like medium into the targeted spinal area.
This surgical procedure is done to alleviate pain along with other possible issues involving compression along the spine. The process cushions fractured bone using a needle that is used to inject a cement-like medium into the targeted spinal area. This surgery is very similar to kyphoplasty – which is also explained here in Dr. Leone’s Knowledge Center.