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Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are two new non-invasive medical procedures that can assist in improvement in quality of life and independence for osteoporosis sufferers by reducing spinal compression fracture pain. Vertebroplasty is an orthopedic procedure where cement is injected into the vertebrae that has collapsed, thereby providing stabilization of the bone and reducing pain. Kyphoplasty is similar, but also incorporates the use of a balloon that lifts the compressed bone as it is inflated after which cement is injected. Osteoporosis primarily affects postmenopausal women and causes pain and decreased mobility.
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About: New surgical interventions for osteoporosis
Date: 29 June 2005
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