Mayo Clinic's approach

Teamwork

Treating spinal compression fractures takes cooperation by specialists in radiology (neuroradiologists), neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, endocrinology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Mayo specialists work together so that you get the expertise you need to solve your problem.

Advanced technology

Mayo Clinic specialists use the latest imaging technology to pinpoint the source of back pain. During vertebroplasty, Mayo specialists use sophisticated image guidance and minimally invasive techniques that speed your recovery.

Research

Mayo Clinic researchers are studying improved materials and techniques for treating compression fractures in the spine. This emphasis on research increases the treatment choices available to Mayo Clinic patients.

Experience

Each year, Mayo Clinic specialists perform hundreds of vertebroplasties.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has been recognized as one of the top Rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

Expertise and rankings

At Mayo Clinic, specialists in radiology (neuroradiologists), neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, endocrinology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation work together as a multidisciplinary team to evaluate and treat compression fractures caused by osteoporosis. This means that you're not getting just one opinion — you benefit from the knowledge and experience of each specialist.

Each year, Mayo Clinic specialists perform hundreds of vertebroplasties.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked highly performing for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has been recognized as one of the top Rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Oct. 27, 2017
References
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