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.
- 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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