Vertebral Compression Fracture Treatment (VCF)

If you have had a recent vertebral body compression fracture the clock is ticking regarding your treatment options!

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The treatment of vertebral compression fractures (VCF) includes Percutaneous Vertebroplasty (PV) and Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation (VBA), sometimes referred to as Kyphoplasty.  These treatment options for painful VCFs are now under strict regulation by payers largely due to the failure of some providers to adequately evaluate patients with VCFs, failure to inform patients of alternative treatments and potential complications of the percutaneous procedures, and inadequate follow-up after the procedure.

Kyphoplasty is an effective treatment option for some painful VCFs.  However, prior to considering undergoing a Kyphoplasty patients need to have an appropriate evaluation including history, physical examination, and imaging of the VCF.  This is best performed by a team of specialists board certified in the treatment of spine disorders such as VCFs.

CDA Spine is a comprehensive Neurosurgery and Spine Clinic providing comprehensive spine care including minimally invasive spine surgery and the treatment of VCFs by conservative care, percutaneous VBA, or minimally invasive spine surgery when necessary.

The comprehensive Vertebral Compression Fracture evaluation and treatment program at CDA Spine ensures that patients receive timely care including a comprehensive history and physical examination including evaluation for other potential pain generators, conservative/non-operative management for a reasonable period of time,  alternative treatment options with clear explanation of the potential complications of the injections procedures.  The evaluation may include a bone density study to assess your bone health and the risk of future fractures.