Vertebroplasty is considered one of the most effective ways of helping to stabilize a spinal fracture and reduce the pain associated with it. It’s more minimally invasive than most people realize. In fact, the entire procedure is performed through a small puncture made on the skin.
If you’re booked in for a vertebroplasty, or are considering having one, here’s some helpful information.
Vertebroplasty: What to Expect
- As the procedure is only minimally invasive, it’s unlikely to take longer than an hour.
- The treatment is completely pain-free; as you’ll be given local anesthetic. You’ll also be lightly sedated.