Vertebroplasty helps reduce acute pain among patients with spinal fractures

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 05:01 in Health & Medicine

Vertebroplasty is a safe and effective procedure to reduce acute pain and disability in patients who have experienced spinal fractures within a 6-week period, according to a new study. In this procedure, a special cement is injected in the fractured vertebra to stabilize the fracture and relieve patients of pressure. The study also found patients' hospital stays reduced by 5.5 days with vertebroplasty.

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