from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Surgical repair or alteration of bone.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An operation or process by which the total or partial loss of a bone is remedied.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.


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osteo- + -plasty


  • 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

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

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

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

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

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  • New technologies to diagnose and treat individuals with recurring and deteriorating hip conditions include hip arthroscopy, pelvic osteotomy and femoral head / acetabular osteoplasty.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • "Metastatic bone disease patients-who have no other options, who are in pain, who have short life expectancies and who have dismal quality of life-should be referred to interventional radiologists for osteoplasty treatment.

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