Arcuplasty is a minimally invasive method of treating vertebral compression fractures. The procedure shares its roots with other cement augmentation procedures such as vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty. Arcuplasty represents the latest refinement in the stabilization of compression fractures. Through a single 3 millimeter incision, a working channel is established into the vertebral body. Through this tiny access port, a variety of instruments can access the fractured bone. An arc-shaped osteotome allows the creation of a cavity within the injured bone. This cavity can then be expanded further to restore some of the shape of the fractured bone. After the cavity is prepared, bone cement is gently advanced into the space while under the guidance of live x-rays, or fluoroscopy. This bone cement will cure within minutes and cure the bone pain associated with the fractured vertebrae. The procedure can often be performed in mere minutes. Patients frequently awaken to immediate relief, and some are able to return home the same day.