Spine compression fractures occur when a spine bone (vertebra) collapses under pressure. They are most commonly caused by osteoporosis, a condition which causes bones to become weak and less dense. They can also be caused by traumatic injuries, like car crashes.
Spine compression fractures can be painful and cause permanent disfigurement in your back. However, two minimally invasive procedures, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, can help strengthen the bone and restore your posture.
At University of Miami Health System, our interventional radiologists provide these procedures to relieve pain and help improve your back function.
Why Choose UHealth?
Expert care from highly trained interventional radiologists. Our interventional radiologists and radiology specialists are experts in a variety of minimally invasive procedures — everything from treatments to clear blocked blood vessels to advanced cancer therapies like NanoKnife®.
Leading-edge imaging care in South Florida. Our doctors are also researchers discovering new ways to improve diagnosis and treatment. That means you can get some of today’s most promising advancements through clinical trials. You benefit from the latest developments that are fast-tracked from the lab to the bedside.