Vertebroplasty is an image-guided, minimally invasive, nonsurgical therapy used to strengthen the vertebra (spinal bone) weakened by osteoporosis, or cancer. Vetebroplasty can increase the patient's functional abilities, allow them to return to the previous level of activity, and prevent further vertebral collapse. It is usually successful at alleviating the pain. Performed as an outpatient procedure vertebroplasty is accomplished by injecting a bone cement mixture through a needle into the fractured bone.