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Patient Instructions

  • Vertebroplasty

Patient Instructions - Vertebroplasty

Purpose of Procedure

Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure to repair your compression fracture(s).

Before your Procedure

  • Do not eat any solid food after midnight on the night before your procedure.

  • You may take medications with a sip of water.

  • Certain medications may increase your risk of bleeding and may need to be held prior to your procedure.

  • You may resume these medications the day after your procedure unless otherwise instructed.

During your Procedure

  • You will be lying on your stomach.

  • You will receive IV sedation and pain medications in addition to local anesthesia to numb the treated area.

  • A needle is inserted into the damaged vertebrae.

  • Bone cement is then injected into the vertebrae to stabilize it.

After your Procedure

  • You will be on bedrest for 4-6 hours.

Providing safe, quality patient care is our highest priority. To help ensure quality and safety, we ask that you do not bring young children with you to your appointments, as children are not allowed to accompany you during Imaging procedures. Staff is unable to monitor your child in your absence.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your provider. 

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