Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive remedy that can provide significant benefits for people with painful spinal compression fractures. During a vertebroplasty procedure, a small needle is inserted into the fractured vertebra under low-dose fluoroscopic guidance. Thereafter a special cement-like material is injected into the bone. The material hardens quickly, stabilizing the vertebra and reduces pain. The procedure is usually performed under mild sedation and patients go home the same day.