The clinics providing Vertebroplasty are listed below. Contact them today to get a quote, make an appointment or have an online consultation.
Barcelona Spine Center has over 15 years of experience in spinal surgery combined with innovative knowledge and extensive preparation enable the specialists to come up with the precise diagnosis and offer the most appropriate and the least invasive treatment for each particular spinal problem.
- Testimonial: " The operation was a complete success with no complications " P.D Le Riche
- Languages: English & Spanish
- Additional Services: Local Accommodation Assistance, Airport Transfers, Hotel to Clinic Transfers
Acibadem has signed a cooperation agreement with Harvard Medical International which is a world famous institution in terms of medical education and services.
- Testimonial: " Dr. Halker is a great knee specialist! I am only in Turkey every so often, but every time I have a problem I go to Acibdem. " Jesse
- Languages: Turkish, English
- Additional Services: Assistance in hotel bookings and airport transfers.
- Language: Greek, English, Scandinavian, Russian, Czech
- Language: English
- Additional Services: Assistance with accommodation, Dedicated Coordinator, Rehabilitation
What is Vertebroplasty?
Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive (percutaneous) procedure performed to treat fractures in the vertebrae caused by osteoporosis.
The main purpose of vertebroplasty is to attain reduced pain in the spine caused by weakening of the spine and other symptoms of osteoporosis.
A Good Candidate for Vertebroplasty
A good candidate for verebroplasty are older patients who are suffering from osteoporosis, compression fractures, or weakened vertebrae due to cancer, younger patients who have developed osteoporosis after long-term use of steroid treatment, cigarettes or metabolic disorder, and individuals with malignant tumors on the spine.
Medical-grade spine cement is inserted into the fractured vertebral body with a tiny needle, filling up the porous areas of the bone.
Risks and Side Effects of Vertebroplasty
A poor reaction to the anesthesia is always a risk to be considered, as well as infection, however a very low percentage of patients experience this.
Recovery from Vertebroplasty
Most patients prefer vertebroplasty over any other orthopedic procedure that treats the spine because there is no incision. Only a tiny prick in the skin is made for the special needle-like camera to be inserted for optimum visualization. Stitches are not needed. Recovery time is minimal.
Normally the pain from osteoporosis or slightly fractured vertebrae is relieved immediately after this procedure.
Results of Vertebroplasty
Success rates for treating osteoporotic fractures are high. The percentage of individuals who experience complications after vertebroplasty is less than 1%.