The Spinewand procedure is performed with either vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty and requires either general or local anesthesia. Using the Spinewand targets the lesion, or tumor, directly to eliminate it from the vertebra. The Spinewand creates a very low temperature plasma field to vaporize the tumor, creating a cavity within the vertebral body. The energy from the plasma breaks molecular bonds of the tissue causing molecular dissociation.
Once the cavity has been created, the interventional radiologist fills in the cavity with bone cement to stabilize the vertebra. This creates an internal cast for previously unstable vertebra.
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