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What is Vertebroplasty?

The surgical method used to fill and reconstruct the fractured and compressed vertebra of an individual is Vertebroplasty and is performed by injecting a special bone cement within the fractures. Vertebroplasty is done to improve the overall patient quality of life and mobility.


What are the advantages of Vertebroplasty? 

Few advantages of Vertebroplasty are:

  1. Improve the patient quality of life
  2. Significant reduction of back pain
  3. Improved mobility
  4. Treatment for bone damage due to conditions like osteoporosis, etc.
  5. Reduced recovery time


What are the indications of Vertebroplasty?

The following are the indications for Vertebroplasty:

  1. Vertebral compression 
  2. Vertebral Fractures
  3. Osteoporosis


What are the steps involved in Vertebroplasty?

  1. The patient is prepared by administering general anesthesia and the patient will be positioned to lie down on the stomach. The back is cleaned, depending on the section of the spine to be treated.
  2. With the help of fluoroscopy,  the position of the spinal needle will be monitored and inserted and bone cement is injected.
  3. Later, The needles are removed before the cement hardens and the injection site will be dressed with adhesive bandages.
  4. The patient will not be moved until the bone cement sets and hardens to prevent the recurrence of the fractures.  


Who are the best surgeons/doctors to perform Vertebroplasty?

A certified and trained Spine Surgeon or an Orthopedic surgeon or Orthopedist who is well experienced in performing Vertebroplasty can perform this procedure.


What is the cost of Vertebroplasty?

Minimum cost for Vertebroplasty in India starts from Rs. 71,250

Average expenses for Vertebroplasty in India is approximately Rs. 1,50,000

Maximum amount to be paid for Vertebroplasty in India rises up to Rs. 3,30,000

Cost of Vertebroplasty depends on factors such as:

  1. Admission fee
  2. Doctor fee
  3. Age of the patient
  4. The medical condition of the patient
  5. Post-surgical complications that are involved
  6. Type of Hospital
  7. The admission room that you opted for
  8. Any other lab tests or examination tests such as X-ray, ECG, etc.


Is Vertebroplasty a major surgery or minor surgery?

Depending on the number of vertebral fractures to be treated, Vertebroplasty can either be a minor or major surgery.


What are the risks and complications associated with Vertebroplasty?

The risks and complications associated with Vertebroplasty are:

  1. Bleeding or Loss of blood from the injection site
  2. Damage or Fractures to nearby bones
  3. Fever and Headache
  4. Infection
  5. Nerve root irritation or Damage
  6. Extreme Pain Leakage of bone cement before setting


How long does it take to complete Vertebroplasty?

The overall time taken to perform Vertebroplasty can be 30-60 minutes.


What is the recovery time for Vertebroplasty?

Individuals who undergo Vertebroplasty can experience a significant reduction of pain and discomfort within 72 hours after the procedure. However, It is recommended to avoid lifting heavy weights or performing strenuous physical activities for at least a period of 2 months to recover completely.


What is the success rate of Vertebroplasty?

The success rate of Vertebroplasty depends on the following factors: 

  1. Age of the patient
  2. The medical condition of the patient
  3. Experience of the surgeon/doctor
  4. Type of surgery or procedure performed

However, the success rate of Vertebroplasty maybe 85-90%


Is Vertebroplasty  Permanent?

Vertebroplasty is a permanent procedure as it involves in the injection of bone cement within the vertebral fractures or deformities to reduce spinal pain and improve mobility of the patient.


What are the long-term results of Vertebroplasty?

Few of the long term results of Vertebroplasty are:

  1. Improvement on overall patient quality of life
  2. Better mobility and stability of the spine


Can Vertebroplasty be detected in the future?

Vertebroplasty can be detected in the future with the vertebral X-Rays and other imaging tests.


What are the alternatives for Vertebroplasty?

Few of the alternatives for Vertebroplasty are:

  1. Bed rest
  2. Pain relievers
  3. Muscle relaxants
  4. Back braces
  5. Physical therapy