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Doctors at Century Hospital perform a complex procedure for vertebra fracture


Hyderabad: Doctors at Century Hospital, a leading multi-specialty healthcare provider in the city, have successfully performed minimal invasive neurosurgery to help a 60-year-old woman recover from a fracture in the lower vertebra. The location of the fracture, D12 vertebra, led to wedge compression, and doctors had to perform vertebroplasty.

Vertebroplasty is a procedure performed for stabilizing compression fractures in the spine. As a part of this procedure, bone cement is injected into back bones (vertebrae) that have cracked or broken, often due to a fall or because of osteoporosis.

The cement injected into the fractured location then hardens, stabilizing the fractures and supporting the spine. This procedure is new at Century Hospitals and has been performed successfully in this case.

Commenting on the procedure and the patient, Dr. Karthik M Ch, Consultant Neuro Surgeon, Century Hospital said, “After the fall incident, the patient was suffering from severe back pain that was aggravating with the movement of the body.

So, we decided to provide biomechanical stability to the spine which could be done through vertebroplasty. And this was performed through a minimally invasive procedure, where bone cement is percutaneously injected into the fractured vertebrae. The patient’s pain got subsided instantly, and now she is back to her daily routine.