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How do they do cervical disc surgery when someone has osteoporosis?



In certain cases, they may need to repair or reinforce the adjacent vertebrae first. If the bone has been crushed simply by the weight borne by the spine, that’s a compression fracture. It needs to be “pumped up” rather like a deflated basketball. Sometimes a special balloon is inserted via a needle puncture; other times bone cement is injected into the void caused by osteoporosis. Vertebroplasty has recently become an accepted surgical procedure in the US, but it needs to be performed by a specialist such as an interventional neuroradiologist.


good question, but in many cases need to do the surgery and you have to know there are many degrees of osteoporosis, and the surgery is not contraindication in this case.