Services for Percutaneous Vertebroplasty have been introduced at Kulsum International Hospital with an aim of providing this treatment modality to the patients. Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive, image guided therapy used in relieving the pain from a vertebral body fracture. Percutaneous Vertebroplasty involves percutaneous injection of cement called Polymethylmethacrylate in to the vertebral bodies.
A patient was brought for a treatment with history of trauma having TH12 collapse vertebral body and painful spine. Pain was radiating to the ribs. Dr. Umair Rashid Chaudhry, Consultant Neuro-Radiologist at KIH, conducted the procedure using local anesthesia under Fluoroscopy. The procedure had excellent results.