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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