vertebroplasty

noun
ver·​te·​bro·​plas·​ty | \ ˈvər-tə-brō-ˌplas-tē How to pronounce vertebroplasty (audio) \
plural vertebroplasties

Medical Definition of vertebroplasty

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/vertebroplasty. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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