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    Vertebroplasty

    A vertebroplasty is similar to a kyphoplasty, in that it is an outpatient procedure that involves injecting acrylic cement with a biopsy needle into the vertebra, typically for a vertebra with a compression fracture injury. Our physicians at Kansas Pain Management will offer the patient light sedation during the procedure, while monitoring the patient for hemodynamic stability. The physician will inject a local anesthetic in the area where the biopsy needle will insert the cement, then will guide the needle with X-rays to ensure proper placement into the spinal segment. The acrylic cement quickly dries and forms a support structure for stabilization and strength.