Patients with spinal fractures usually experience a significant amount of pain and a compromised ability to enjoy normal activities of daily living.
Using specially designed equipment to perform radiofrequency-targeted vertebral augmentation, surgeons are able to safely enter the fractured vertebra and create a small space within the fracture that is filled with quick drying bone cement, resolving the fracture and stabilizing the spine.
This minimally invasive technique is proven, safe and effective, and studies show lower extravasation rates than vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty.
Benefits to your patients may include:
- It is typically performed as an outpatient procedure that requires a small incision and local anesthesia
- The entire procedure generally takes 30 to 40 minutes
- It generally provides patients with rapid pain relief, significantly shorter recovery times and a faster return to normal activities