Definitions

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  • noun surgery A medical procedure that restores the original height and angle of kyphosis of a fractured vertebra and then stabilizes it with the injection of bone filler material.

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Examples

  • Medtronic has stepped up the pace of acquisitions in recent years, incorporating promising technologies such as heart valves but also some underperforming products such as a treatment for fractures of the vertebrae known as kyphoplasty.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • The number of referrals Dr. Angelo Malamis has received for an osteoporosis treatment called kyphoplasty has dropped sharply since publcation of two controversial studies.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • The number of referrals Dr. Angelo Malamis has received for an osteoporosis treatment called kyphoplasty has dropped sharply since publcation of two controversial studies.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • While there, he discovered patients who went to hospitals for what was considered outpatient, minimally invasive back surgery called kyphoplasty were being kept overnight, then classified as in-patient cases, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

    Postbulletin.com Local News

  • The number of referrals Dr. Angelo Malamis has received for an osteoporosis treatment called kyphoplasty has dropped sharply since publcation of two controversial studies.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • But in the last year, serious doubts have been raised about Kyphon's main business, a surgery called kyphoplasty.

    Making Back Surgery Obsolete

  • A Medtronic-sponsored study based on Medicare claims data recently found that patients who had kyphoplasty lived longer than those who had either vertebroplasty or nonoperative care; one possible explanation is that kyphoplasty restores lung function by making the back straighter.

    Making Back Surgery Obsolete

  • The results implied that vertebroplasty may be nothing more than an expensive placebo -- and cast doubt over whether kyphoplasty is any better.

    Making Back Surgery Obsolete

  • The results implied that vertebroplasty may be nothing more than an expensive placebo -- and cast doubt over whether kyphoplasty is any better.

    Making Back Surgery Obsolete

  • But in the last year, serious doubts have been raised about Kyphon's main business, a surgery called kyphoplasty.

    Making Back Surgery Obsolete

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