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kyphoplasty Syllabification: ky·pho·plas·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈkīfōˌplastē/

Definition of kyphoplasty in English:

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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