Definition of kyphoplasty in US English:


nounPlural kyphoplasties

  • The surgical filling of an injured or collapsed vertebra. This procedure restores original shape and configuration and relieves pain from spinal compression.

    • ‘Vertebroplasty is a percutaneous technique similar to kyphoplasty in that bone cement is injected into the vertebral body.’
    • ‘In most cases, laboratory tests are not required because kyphoplasty is a percutaneous procedure, which results in less blood loss than open procedures.’
    • ‘The pilot studies are evaluating the use of Cortoss with two different procedures, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.’
    • ‘Certain clinical situations may be more appropriate for vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty, or may occasionally require open spinal surgery for additional posterior vertebral body fracture and collapse with spinal canal compromise.’
    • ‘She underwent vertebral kyphoplasty and had a dramatic reduction in her pain almost immediately.’