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Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures

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Treatment of Osteoporotic Vertebral fractures

Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty

What is osteoporotic vertebral fracture?

osteoporotic vertebral fracture

Due to old age our bone becomes weak, due to loss of calcium and phosphate and loss of bone mass.

This weakness of bones is known as osteoporosis.

Sometimes due to old age, this weakness of bones become prominent and after a minor trauma or minor jerk the vertebrae is fractured and the bone becomes compressed.

This is called osteoporotic vertebral facture.

What are the symptoms of osteoporotic vertebral fracture?

Osteoporotic fractures present with severe back pain. A patient may not be able to get up. The pain maybe localised over the portion of back where the vertebra is compressed.

When to visit a doctor?

Back pain can have a variety of causes, and most of the time, only a simple treatment is required. However, because early detection and treatment of serious ailments like vertebral fractures are crucial, consult your doctor about your back pain if:

  • It is persistent and developing.
  • It’s unrelated to activities.
  • You have a history of cancer and experience new back pain that is worse at night.
  • Nausea, vomiting, or lightheadedness.

Seek immediate medical help if you experience:

  • Increasing numbness or loss of sensation to touch, hot, or cold
  • Not able to walk or walking with difficulty
  • Loss of urinary sensations or stools
  •  muscle weakness in your arms or legs
  • Changes in bladder or bowel function

Which doctor is ideal for the treatment of vertebral fractures?

A Neurosurgeon doctor is well trained to understand all the facets of back pain along with its treatment with medicines or operation if required.

How is osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture diagnosed ?

MRI scan is the best way to diagnose and osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture.

Other investigations to ascertain the density of the phone include serum calcium, vitamin D, serum phosphorus, alkaline phosphatase and a DEXA scan.

How does a osteoporotic vertebral fracture treated?

osteoporotic vertebral fracture treated

Treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures without surgery.

Various forms of treatment are available for the treatment without surgery.

This consists of:

  • Rest
  • Physical therapy or physiotherapy
  • Transforaminal Epidural steroid injection (TFESI)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Nerve pain medicines like pregabalin and gabapentin
  • Acupuncture , hot fomentation, acupressure etc.
  • Calcium and vit d supplements
  • Medicines to improve the strength of bones.

All these measures are a time buying modalities trying to sooth the patient while the disease have a natural resolution.

The majority of people who have a osteoporotic vertebral fractures gradually improve over a few days or weeks by various forms of treatment.

By three to four months, Up to 90% of the patients recover completely. Some individuals do go through painful phases while they recover.

But very few patients who do not recover by all means will have to go for surgery.

Treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures with surgery.

When a surgery is required for osteoporotic vertebral fractures?

Those patients who do not improve by medications and have persistent pain will need to undergo various bone strenghthening procedures.

What are the procedures which are used to trick osteoporotic multiple fractures?

The various procedures used to treat osteoporotic multiple factors include:

  • Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty.
  • Or spinal fusion surgery.

What is done in Kyphoplasty?


Kyphoplasty is a procedure in which bone cement in the form of a paste is injected via a wide bore needle in the fractured vertebra.

Before injecting the cement, a inflatable balloon is used to make space for the cement.

The bone cement solidifies inside the vertebra and provides strength.

This results in improvement in strength of vertebra and relief of pain. This also helps in maintaining balance of spine.

What is the difference between what vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty?

Both procedure are almost same, only difference being the use of a inflatable balloonin case of kyphoplasty.

After the Bone Cement is injected into the vertebra more than 80% of the patients are active again, you might be pain free and you may resume your daily activities as before.

What is the difference between what vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty?

Both procedure are almost same, only difference being the use of a inflatable balloonin case of kyphoplasty.

What is the cost of kyphoplasty in India ?

We at Bindal Clinics believe in affordable health care for all.

Surgery for kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty at Bindal Clinics costs around 80,000 rupees to one lakh rupees.

In big corporate hospitals in India this type of surgery costs anywhere between 2.5 lakh rupees and go up to 3 lakh rupees.

We believe in the best possible outcome of surgery for patients with kyphoplasty.

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