Useful in the treatment of painful vertebral compression fractures (VCF). In this procedure, a special type of cement is pasted in the vertebra. It relieves pain.
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Query: Hello doctor, My 65-year-old grandmother has had migraines for the past three years and is on medications. She is admitted to the hospital, and the doctor advises her to perform a procedure where calcium will be inserted via the spinal cord. Can this treatment be performed on a 65-year-old person? ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. In an osteoporotic spine fracture, the backbone is weak, and it becomes difficult to bear the body weight causing severe back pain. In such cases, vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty procedures are performed in which the bone is refilled with... Read Full »
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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your problem well. The decision of whether to undergo kyphoplasty or not is based on a few things. It is a must in case of severe wedge compression fracture. But, yours is not very severe and actual wedging is approximately 25% of total height. The next crite... Read Full »