Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty is often an outpatient procedure used to treat painful compression fractures in the spine. In a compression fracture, all or part of a spine bone collapses.

Normal anatomy

The spine is made up of bones (vertebrae) separated by soft cushions (intervertebral discs).

Description

Why the Procedure Is Performed

Risks

Before the Procedure

After the Procedure

Outlook (Prognosis)