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Sacroplasty

When a patient has a sacral insufficiency fracture, they may be a good candidate for a sacroplasty. These fractures, occurring within the sacrum, are relatively common, although there are currently very few treatment options for the condition. More recently, sacroplasty procedures have been offered in place of traditional therapies: bedrest and medication.

Similar to a balloon kyphoplasty, this procedure is intended to reduce pain while increasing stability for patients with the use of a biological cement. During this procedure, bone needles are inserted into the affected area with the assistance of fluoroscopy. Once in the correct position, bone cement is inserted through the needles, hardening along the fracture.

Pain reduction is almost immediate, with some patients endorsing alleviation of symptoms only 30 minutes after treatment.

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