Osteoporosis-related spinal fractures are relatively common, particularly as bones weaken with age. Dr Storm performs minimally invasive surgery to treat these types of fractures in patients who suffer from severe pain and low bone density, and in cases where nonsurgical treatment has been unsuccessful. This minimally invasive osteoporosis treatment is known as vertebral augmentation. The most common procedures are vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.
Vertebroplasty works by stabilising the bone. Your surgeon will inject a kind of cement into the collapsed vertebra, which will help to stabilise the fracture and relieve pain.
Kyphoplasty also helps to stabilise the bone, reduce pain and restore height. This procedure may be recommended for patients with a severe compression fracture.