Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty stabilizes cracked or collapsed spinal bones by injecting bone cement into the hairline fractures or cracks in vertebrae.

The board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists at Norton Leatherman Spine perform vertebroplasty in an outpatient procedure. v provide comprehensive care.

Our specialists have decades of experience, training and a worldwide reputation for providing excellent care.

Osteoporosis is typically the cause of bone cracks. When more conservative treatments don’t provide relief, your physician may recommend vertebroplasty.

Most patients report pain relief within a few days after vertebroplasty surgery. Patients typically can go back to normal activities soon after surgery. Recovery may require physical therapy.

Vertebroplasty is a procedure similar to kyphoplasty. In a kyphoplasty, balloons are inflated in the hairline fractures or cracks to restore the normal height of a collapsed vertebra before injecting the fast-setting bone cement.

About Norton Leatherman Spine

Norton Leatherman Spine is a combined team of orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons from Norton Neuroscience Institute and pain management specialists who provide care for adults and children from Louisville and Southern Indiana, as well as from across the region, nation and world.

  • The multidisciplinary team incorporates expertise from a variety of specialties to offer a comprehensive array of treatment options that include minimally invasive and nonsurgical therapies.
  • Our team approach to the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of spine conditions works cooperatively with primary care physicians and other specialists to develop a treatment plan as unique as each individual.
  • Because you may not need surgery, you may work with our pain management team, physical therapy specialists and others who can create a care plan with the right types of treatments for you.
  • If you need surgery, you’re in experienced hands. Norton Leatherman Spine physicians perform more than 4,000 surgeries a year.
  • Our team has more than 45 specialists at nearly 20 offices across Louisville and Southern Indiana. Many offer same-day appointments and Saturday hours, with no referral needed
  • Our specialists are internationally recognized leaders in clinical research of spinal disease, injury and deformity, and have served in senior positions in the Scoliosis Research Society, the most prestigious organization for scoliosis surgeons around the world.
  • Norton Healthcare is the first health system in the nation to be recognized as an Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence by DNV.
  • We offer minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures that carry less risk and can speed your recovery.
  • We use the EOS Imaging system, which collects high-resolution images while exposing the patient to 50% to 85% less radiation than traditional X-rays and 95% less than basic CT scans. The system is especially beneficial to scoliosis patients who often need repeated imaging to monitor their progress.
  • Use MyNortonChart to communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions and more, anytime from a mobile device or computer

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