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horseman_955
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   Posted 6/8/2005 2:16 PM (GMT -8)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Can someone please help me with research of Verteplastiy?

I have Osteoporosis of the spine, 70% the strength of a 70 year old male, problem is I am 49 and this has been going on for sometime. I am treated by the VA. which has been great until this point.

I have a lot of vertebreal fractures, same as you would see in a person og many more years than I. Have it stabilized been thru the ENDOCRIN work ups.

Have been taking Acupuncture with TNS for pain, the right side has responded very well but the left side of the Thorasic Spine just is not responding to the A/T treatment for pain. Current meds for pain are 10mg Methodone 4 times daily.

I am being referred to Radialogy for VERTEPLASTIY (SP) the injection of cement into the vert. to stabilize them.

I am pretty worried over this as I understand I could endup paralyzed and maybe in more pain.

Can anyone recoomend a website for more information??????????????

Thank you
John

Post Edited (horseman_955) : 06/08/2005 10:20:59 PM GMT

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radsrus
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   Posted 6/8/2005 4:56 PM (GMT -8)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Try these:

Vertebroplasty
Information for patients about vertebroplasty. Learn what you might experience, how to prepare for the procedure, and the benefits vs. risks.
www.radiologyinfo.org/ content/interventional/vertebro.htm

Society Of Interventional Radiology – Patients and Public …
Vertebroplasty. A New, Interventional Radiology Treatment For the Pain of Spinal Fractures Caused by Osteoporosis. Approximately 700000 vertebral, or spinal …
www.sirweb.org/patPub/vertebroplasty.shtml

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty: New Treatment for Vertebral …
Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a newer technique in which a medical grade … The currently accepted indications for percutaneous vertebroplasty are listed …
www.aafp.org/afp/20020815/611.html


Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org or cmedbery@coxinet.net

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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William S. Rosenberg, MD
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   Posted 6/8/2005 8:20 PM (GMT -8)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
You also have to be careful because vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are similar and performed for the same indications, but are not entirely the same. Some people who are not careful in word usage sometimes call a kyphoplasty by the name "vertebroplasty", but this is imprecise.


William S. Rosenberg, MD
Medical Director, Menorah Medical Center CyberKnife
Midwest Neurosurgery Associates
6420 Prospect Street, Suite T411
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 363-2500
wsr@post.harvard.edu

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   Posted 6/9/2005 2:19 AM (GMT -8)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Do you make the decision based on the degree of vertebral collapse, or do you think one or the other is preferable iin most cases?


Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org or cmedbery@coxinet.net

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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William S. Rosenberg, MD
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   Posted 6/9/2005 5:09 AM (GMT -8)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Some people just do one or the other – period. It’s a matter of great debate at this time. Radiologists, to the best of my knowledge, do only vertebroplasty, so that’s what they prefer. The advantages of kyphoplasty are (1) restoration of vertebral body height to the extent possible and (2) low pressure cement injection resulting in fewer complications such as extravasation.


William S. Rosenberg, MD
Medical Director, Menorah Medical Center CyberKnife
Midwest Neurosurgery Associates
6420 Prospect Street, Suite T411
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 363-2500
wsr@post.harvard.edu

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nina
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   Posted 4/6/2006 11:46 AM (GMT -8)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I have a compression fracture due to an injury and have a significant amout of pain. My Dr. has recommended that I have vertoplasty and has refered me to a orthopedic surgeon. I was physically active (yoga, water sports..
Will this procedure limit my flexibility?
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radsrus
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   Posted 4/7/2006 7:44 PM (GMT -8)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
It should not.


Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
St. Anthony Hospital Cyberknife Center
(405) 272-7311
buddy@swrads.org or cmedbery@coxinet.net

Clinton A. Medbery, III, M.D.
Southwest Radiation Oncology
1011 N. Dewey Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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Jerome J. Spunberg, M.D.
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   Posted 4/7/2006 9:59 PM (GMT -8)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
If you have less pain, you should be more flexible…


Jerome J. Spunberg, M.D., FACR, FACRO
Cyberknife Center Of Palm Beach
jspunberg@radiationoncologyinstitute.com
(561) 799-2828

Radiation Oncology Institute
10335 N. Military Trail, Suite C
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
(561) 624-1717

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