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.