kyphoplasty

noun
ky·​pho·​plas·​ty | \ ˈkī-fō-ˌplas-tē How to pronounce kyphoplasty (audio) \
plural kyphoplasties

Medical Definition of kyphoplasty

: a medical procedure that is similar to vertebroplasty in the use of acrylic cement to stabilize and reduce pain associated with a vertebral compression fracture but that additionally seeks to restore vertebral height and lessen spinal deformity by injecting the cement into a cavity created (as by a mechanical device or by insertion and inflation of a special balloon) in the fractured bone

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“Kyphoplasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/kyphoplasty. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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