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Cement Augmentation (Vertebroplasty / Kypholpasty)

Cement augmentation is only suitable for a select group of patients.

In some cases some of the vertebrae in the spine may collapse due to myeloma involvement. A procedure can be performed to inject cement into vertebrae to prevent further collapse and reduce pain. This is a procedure that is carried out under general anaesthetic. In many cases it can be performed as a day case procedure.

Prior to undergoing this procedure you will be seen by a specialist spinal surgeon and the procedure will be fully explained.

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