This minimally-invasive treatment is used to repair spine fractures caused by the osteoporosis of cancer. By stabilizing the spine, it provided rapid back pain relief and helps prevent further weakening of the spine.
After the area on the back is numbed, a tube is inserted through a small incision and positioned under x-ray guidance. The weakened area in the vertebra is filled with bone cement to stabilize the fracture. Once filled, the tube is removed. In some cases, the cement may be injected in both the left and right sides of the vertebra.