Vertebroplasty Treatment Procedure

The vertebroplasty treatment procedure is a minimally invasive procedure used for treatment of spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis or cancer. The vertebroplasty treatment procedure involves injecting bone cement into the vertebrae to stabilize fractures. This treatment results in significant pain relief and improved mobility in many patients. Although uncommon, risks of the vertebroplasty treatment procedure include infection, bleeding, numbness or tingling in the arms or legs, or increased pain.

Animation: Vertebroplasty Treatment


Last reviewed July 2013 by APM's Medical Executive Committee.