Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Surgical repair or alteration of bone.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plastic operation by which a loss of bone is remedied; the transplanting of bone to make good a loss by disease, accident, or operation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) An operation or process by which the total or partial loss of a bone is remedied.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun surgery Surgery to repair, modify or graft bone or bony structures.

Etymologies

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osteo- + -plasty

Examples

  • It tells me that the prominent bony ridges which just beneath each of your eyes begin and over your ears and into the back of your skull run are not natural, but rather the result of prenatal osteoplasty. ''

    The False Mirror

  • It tells me that the prominent bony ridges which just beneath each of your eyes begin and over your ears and into the back of your skull run are not natural, but rather the result of prenatal osteoplasty. ''

    The False Mirror

  • She underwent osteoplasty and experienced significant relief of pain and was able to walk two hours after the procedure.

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  • Interventional radiologists often couple osteoplasty with heat or cold treatments to kill tumor nerves, if needed.

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  • She underwent osteoplasty and experienced significant relief of pain and was able to walk two hours after the procedure.

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  • 'Miraculous' effects, pain relief of osteoplasty -- an interventional radiology treatment-detailed for those suffering from cancer spread

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  • In the study, the average pain intensity score for patients based on the 11-point visual analog scale dropped significantly from 8.8 + / 1.4 to 1.8 + / 2.1 within 24 hours of osteoplasty, said Anselmetti.

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  • Once the nerve endings are dead, interventional radiologists can perform osteoplasty.

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  • He noted that osteoplasty provided effective pain regression for individuals with both painful bone metastases and benign lytic lesions that didn't respond to conventional analgesic treatment.

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  • More information about osteoplasty, vertebroplasty, bone cancer and interventional radiology can be found online at www.

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