Definition of kyphoplasty in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkīfōˌplastē/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun (plural kyphoplasties)

The surgical filling of an injured or collapsed vertebra. This procedure restores original shape and configuration and relieves pain from spinal compression.
Example sentences
  • She underwent vertebral kyphoplasty and had a dramatic reduction in her pain almost immediately.
  • Vertebroplasty is a percutaneous technique similar to kyphoplasty in that bone cement is injected into the vertebral body.
  • The pilot studies are evaluating the use of Cortoss with two different procedures, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.

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Syllabification: ky·pho·plas·ty

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