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Vertebroplasty

The board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists at Norton Leatherman Spine in Louisville and Southern Indiana perform vertebroplasty to stabilize cracked or collapsed spinal bones.

Our specialists’ decades of experience, training and a worldwide reputation for providing excellent care mean they have expertise in vertebroplasty.

In this outpatient procedure, bone cement is injected into the hairline fractures or cracks in vertebrae. Typically, the cracks in the bones are caused by osteoporosis.

Norton Leatherman Spine’s specialists recommend vertebroplasty when more conservative methods of treatment have failed.

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

Vertebroplasty is a procedure similar to kyphoplasty. In a kyphoplasty, balloons are inserted into the hairline fractures or cracks and filled with cement to stabilize the bones.

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  • With six Norton Leatherman Spine locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana, we have specialists near you.
  • We use minimally invasive procedures that can reduce recovery time and the risk of complications.
  • Sophisticated pain management aims to keep you comfortable and safe.
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About Norton Leatherman Spine

Norton Leatherman Spine in Louisville and Southern Indiana offers world-class care from surgeons who are recognized nationally and internationally for their innovation, expertise and skill. Norton Leatherman Spine is one of the premier research and education programs in the United States for spinal surgeons.

Our rich history traces back to Kenton D. Leatherman, M.D., who more than 50 years ago became the first orthopedic surgeon in Kentucky to specialize in spine care. A University of Louisville School of Medicine graduate, he developed leading-edge approaches to treating scoliosis after World War II.

  • The board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists at Norton Leatherman Spine are among the most experienced in the country, treating conditions like yours for an average of 20 years.
  • We have orthopedic spine surgeons providing care from our offices in downtown and suburban Louisville and in surrounding counties.
  • Our physicians pinpoint your diagnosis to come up with the right treatment plan, including surgical and nonsurgical options as appropriate.
  • We offer minimally invasive and robotic-assisted procedures that carry less risk and can speed your recovery. Norton Leatherman Spine surgeons are actively involved in the development of next-generation minimally invasive technologies.
  • The physicians at Norton Leatherman Spine are leaders in their field and train the next generation of specialists. More than 100 of the leading spine surgeons practicing throughout the U.S. today were trained at Norton Leatherman Spine.
  • Techniques developed at Norton Leatherman Spine have produced better outcomes for patients, with fewer side effects, and are routinely performed around the world today.
  • Our team performs more than 4,000 surgeries a year, and patients come to our providers more than 30,000 times a year.
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