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Vertebroplasty

Relief. Supported by over a decade of clinical evidence.

Vertebroplasty is a well-established treatment of vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). Over a decade of clinical studies have demonstrated positive outcomes following vertebroplasty for the treatment of VCFs.34567

The benefits of a vertebroplasty procedure:

  • Rapid and sustained pain relief89
  • Increased mobility108111213
  • Improved overall quality of life81112
  • Low complication rate8

Procedure risks

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Stabilize and strengthen

Vertebroplasty uses a specially formulated acrylic bone cement to stabilize and strengthen the fracture and surrounding vertebral body. It’s done on an outpatient basis and requires only a local anesthetic and mild sedation, eliminating the complications that may result from open surgery and general anesthesia.

Minimally invasive

Vertebroplasty is done through a small puncture in the skin (as opposed to an open incision).

Quick and simple

The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes to complete.

The clinical outcomes couldn’t be more clear

Studies have shown vertebroplasty to be a safe and effective treatment option for vertebral compression fractures.

Safe, effective and at an acceptable cost

The Vertos II study conducted by Klazen et al., P Lohle, J de Vries, et al.14 found vertebroplasty to be safe, effective, and at an acceptable cost for patients with acute osteoporotic VCFs. Additionally, the study concluded that vertebroplasty gives greater pain relief than conservative treatments.

90%

of patients experienced pain relief and improved mobility

A study by Jensen et al., AJ Evans, JM Mathis, DF Kallmes, HJ Cloft, and JE Dion15 showed that 90% of patients (29 patients with 47 fractures), suffering from age-related or steroid-induced osteoporosis, experienced pain relief and improved mobility at 24 hours post-procedure.

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Significant pain reduction

An open prospective study by Cortet et al., A Cotton, N Bourtry, RM Flipo, B Duquesnoy, and P Chastanet16 reported significant pain reduction and improvement in health profile scores16 of 16 patients treated at 20 vertebral levels.

97%

patients had complete or partial pain relief17

A third study by Cotton et al., F Dewatre, B Cortet, R Assaker, D Leblond, and B Duquesnoy described complete or partial pain relief in 97% of patients who were treated for painful metastasis (29 patients) and multiple myeloma (8 patients).17

90%

success rate in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures

Results of a study on percutaneous vertebroplasty in 231 patients showed a 90% success rate in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures and an 80% success rate in painful or unstable neoplastic lesions and vertebral hemangiomas.18

The RDQ dropped to an average score of

11

A Mayo Clinic study concluded that patients (113 patients were treated at 164 vertebral levels) who underwent vertebroplasty experienced relief of back pain and symptoms, as shown by improvement in verbal pain and RDQ (Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire) scores. The RDQ correlates well with measures of pain, shows clinically significant improvement, and is responsive to changes across time. Prior to treatment, the average RDQ score was 18 on a scale of 23. The RDQ dropped to an average score of 11 immediately after treatment and remained at that level throughout the year-long study.19

Procedure20

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Vertebral compression fracture is identified

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Needle is guided into fractured vertebra using fluoroscopy

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Bone cement is injected

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Stabilized vertebral body