Your bones are made up of living tissue and are susceptible to diseases and injuries that affect their structure and function. Conditions that affect bone health include:
Fractures are breaks in the bone. These bone injuries vary in type, severity, and location. Fracture type and location determine what type of treatment is needed.
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that makes your bones weak and fragile and more susceptible to fractures.
Bone cancer is cancer that starts in the bone. Osteosarcoma and Ewing tumors are types of bone cancer.
Bone metastasis refers to cancer that has spread to the bone from another part of the body, such as the lungs or breast.
RIA Endovascular offers many interventional radiology procedures to treat conditions that affect bone health. Some of the procedures include:
Vertebral augmentation is a minimally invasive radiology procedure that treats spine fractures. The interventional radiologists inject a special cement into the fractured bone after using a tool to restore spacing. Vertebral augmentation strengthens and stabilizes the break, reducing pain and improving mobility.
RIA Endovascular also provides low bone density treatment following these procedures to reduce risk of a recurrence.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) uses heat or cold energy to kill bone tumors. RIA Endovascular uses RFA to treat painful bone tumors caused by bone tumors and metastatic bone cancer.
Bone cancer and bone metastasis may weaken the bones, increasing the risk of fractures. Bone stabilization at RIA Endovascular involves injecting a special bone cement into the pelvic or peripheral bones to treat pain caused by instability.
RIA Endovascular performs nerve blocks to stop nerve compression pain that may occur from a bone tumor.
Your provider reviews the details of your interventional radiology procedure so you know how to prepare and what to expect afterward. Because the procedures are minimally invasive, recovery time is minimal.
However, depending on the type of procedure performed, you may need to avoid strenuous physical activities for several weeks to reduce the risk of complications.
Find out more about interventional radiology procedures for bone health at RIA Endovascular by calling or scheduling a consultation online today.