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Spinal Implant Procedure for Compression Fractures

A spinal implant is an outpatient procedure that is performed by a spine neuro-interventional radiologist. A spinal implant procedure, also known as a vertebral implant or spine jack, can restore a patient’s vertebral height and significantly reduce the pain associated with compressed or fractured vertebrae. The height restoration achieved with this procedure can also reduce fractures occurring next to the original fracture.

Spinal Implant Procedure: Why Choose Johns Hopkins

  • We know that spinal fractures cause severe pain and can impact your daily life. Following a spinal implant procedure, patients report a significant decrease in pain and are often able to return to previous activity levels.

  • Our neuro-interventional radiologists use high-precision diagnostic techniques to identify the location and degree of spinal fractures, and they are some of the first in the nation to perform the spinal implant procedure.

  • From the office assistants to our neuro-interventional radiologists, our staff is friendly and caring, ready to answer your questions and make sure you leave with a complete understanding of your diagnosis and treatment options.

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Patient Story: Spinal Implant Procedure

Spinal Implant Procedure | Ed's Story

Johns Hopkins is the country’s premier site for the spinal implant procedure. Ed Dubois struggled with multiple spinal fractures and severe pain until he was connected with Majid Khan, the interventional neuroradiologist who performed a spinal (vertebral) implant procedure for height restoration and to help straighten Ed’s spine.

 

Our Spinal Implant Specialists

Our neuro-interventional radiologists have subspecialty training to offer the best minimally invasive treatment and diagnostic imaging for a wide range of conditions involving the brain, the head and neck region, and the spine and spinal cord. Our state-of-the-art equipment and technology is combined with providing the highest level of patient care.

Photo of Dr. Majid Aziz Khan, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Khan, Majid Aziz, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
Director, Non Vascular Spine Intervention
 
 

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Our Location

Spinal implant procedures may be done on an outpatient basis or as part of a hospital stay. To schedule an exam, call 410-502-2835, option 3.

 

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