Vertebroplasty is a procedure used to treat fractures in the spine called vertebral compression fractures (VCF).Performed by percutaneous injection of radiopaque bone cement, usually polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA) into a painful osteoporotic or neoplastic compression fracture This type of procedure is considered one of the least invasive types of procedures for this kind of injury. The operation consists of injecting bone cement into damaged bones inside the fractured vertebrae. The cement is injected into the fracture which then hardens. The spine will then be supported as the fractures become stabilized. The technique has been used in all levels of the vertebrae (i.e., cervical, thoracic, and lumbar).

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