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vertebroplasty

noun ver·te·bro·plas·ty \ ˈvər-tə-brō-ˌplas-tē \

medical Definition of vertebroplasty

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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