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When a vertebral body is fractured and causes severe pain, a minimally-invasive procedure called “kyphoplasty” can be used to treat the pain from the fracture lines within the vertebral body. A needle is used to canalize the vertebral body under X-ray guidance and a special bone cement (actually more resembing super glue) is injected into the fracture. The procedure aims to reduce pain and also to restore or improve heights and function of the vertebral body. Most often damage to the vertebra’s height is caused by trauma or osteoporosis.

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