At the same session as percutaneous vertebral augmentation of a thoracic or lumbar vertebral body, the provider repeats the procedure on each additional vertebral body. The provider performs a percutaneous vertebral augmentation of the thoracic or lumbar spine, such as kyphoplasty, a surgical procedure that treats compression fractures of the spine. He also may perform a reduction of a fracture and bone biopsy for diagnostic purposes. The procedure takes place under imaging guidance.
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