Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a relatively new minimally invasive procedure used to treat compression fractures if traditional conservative therapy fails. Vertebroplasty may be able to offer spine stability to patients with spinal fractures due to osteoporosis and those who have had trauma or tumors of the spine.Recommended Link
In this segment of Ask The Surgeon, Dr Mason talks about ankle fractures and how impressed he is with the ankle joint and the tremendous amount of force it withstands over time versus its size.
What type of Snowboarder injuries does an orthopedic surgeon see typically in a good winter season in the Northwest. Doctor Jeff Mason talks about his experiences seeing injured snowboarders that are suffering from wrist fractures, hyper extensions along with shoulder separations and rotator cuff tears.
Resident spine surgeon John Pryor, MD talks about cervical disc implant and replacement options.