Spine Archive: Vertebroplasty

Robotic Spine Surgery Vertebroplasty

Robotic Spine Surgery: Vertebroplasty

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.

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Kyphoplasty

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.

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Vertebroplasty

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.