ver·​te·​bro·​plas·​ty ˈvər-tə-brō-ˌplas-tē How to pronounce vertebroplasty (audio)
plural vertebroplasties
: a medical procedure for reducing pain caused by a vertebral compression fracture (as that associated with osteoporosis) that involves injection of an acrylic cement (as methyl methacrylate) into the body of the fractured vertebra for stabilization compare kyphoplasty

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“Vertebroplasty.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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