Causes of Vertebral Fractures:
Vertebral compression fractures can be caused by osteoporosis, which thins bones and weakens the spine's structure and trauma. The symptoms of these fractures are often quite evident and present as severe pain – or numbness – in the back or extremities. However, the signs may be more subtle if the bone collapse is more gradual.
- Trauma from a Car Accident
- Fall from a Height
- High Impact Sports
We create a void in the affected vertebra during vertebral augmentation using a balloon catheter. This helps us to control and contain the delivery of the cement. After placement, the cement hardens and acts as a cast that stabilizes the internal structure, helping to alleviate the pain. The procedure has been shown in certain studies to result in effective pain relief for up to 80-90% of patients.
To learn more about whether you are a good candidate for this procedure, call our team today at (877) 595-9512. Our multidisciplinary team of vascular surgeons and vascular interventional radiologists can help you!
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