Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville

Ohio Osteoporosis Treatment

Osteoporosis Treatment Options in Ohio

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville, a bone and joint clinic, offers osteoporosis treatment options in Ohio and only performs surgery when necessary. Non-surgical treatments for fractures include braces, plaster cases, and manipulation of the fracture.

To lessen pain, several surgical procedures are available: percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.

Percutaneous vertebroplasty involves the injection of a cement-like bone substitute into damaged vertebrae. It stabilizes the spine and relieves pain in patients with spinal compression fractures due to osteoporosis or cancer.

Kyphoplasty is a variant of percutaneous vertebroplasty that may help prevent kyphosis (hunchback) in patients whose spines have collapsed. The procedure inserts a balloon into the fractured vertebrae. As the balloon inflates, the spine is moved upward, to its original location. The balloon is then removed, and the bone and the core of the newly erect vertebrae are filled with cement.

If a fracture happens, reconstructive surgery is usually performed within 48 hours, assuming the patient has no other complicating medical conditions.

At Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville, we thoroughly review your treatment options with our patients. Our number one priority is keeping our patients healthy – that’s what makes us the best bone and joint clinic with osteoporosis treatment options in Ohio.