Vertebroplasty: Complications & Side Effects


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Vertebroplasty is the surgical repair of the vertebrae using _____.

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1. Which of the following is a possible side effect of vertebroplasty caused by the needle or cement lightly brushing the spinal cord or nerves?

2. Which of the following is a severe complication that can result from vertebroplasty?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How is a vertebroplasty performed? What are mild, moderate and severe complications that can occur following this surgery? These are among the facts you will need to be familiar with when you use this quiz and worksheet assessment tool.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you take this quiz, you will be tested on your ability to:

  • Describe what is used to repair the vertebrae in a vertebroplasty
  • Discuss complications of this surgery that could be caused by the needle coming in contact with the spinal cord or nerves
  • Identify a severe complication of this surgical procedure
  • Explain how other vertebrae could break after a vertebroplasty
  • List mild and moderate complications of a vertebroplasty

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what material is used during a vertebroplasty
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding which complications can be caused by the needle or contact with the cement during a vertebroplasty and explain it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how other vertebrae could be damaged as a result of a vertebroplasty
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about mild, moderate and severe complications of this surgery

Additional Learning

More interesting details about this procedure can be found in the lesson titled Vertebroplasty: Complications & Side Effects. Refer to this lesson to learn more about:

  • What vertebrae are and the role they play
  • How long bleeding inside the body can last after a vertebroplasty
  • The duration of back pain following a vertebroplasty
  • How the cause of severe complications differs from the cause of mild or moderate complications