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Kyphoplasty: Definition, Procedure & Recovery

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Using the literal definitions of the prefix and suffix of the word, 'kyphoplasty' means:

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1. A kyphoplasty is used for:

2. What's the purpose of a kyphoplasty?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Why is a kyphoplasty performed? How long does it take to recover from this type of surgery? These are some of the facts you will be tested on when you assess your knowledge with this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet assessment measures your ability to:

  • Understand the literal meaning of 'kyphoplasty'
  • Explain what problem a kyphoplasty addresses
  • Identify possible end results of a kyphoplasty
  • Name the compound used in this surgical procedure
  • State how long one who has this surgery to wait before doing any heavy lifting

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what the word 'kyphoplasty' means
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what compound is used in a kyphoplasty
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the result of a kyphoplasty and what back problem this procedure is meant to correct

Additional Learning

If you are seeking more details about this surgery, you can refer to the lesson titled Kyphoplasty: Definition, Procedure & Recovery. Information covered in this lesson includes:

  • Things that can cause a compression fracture in the spine
  • A step-by-step overview of this surgical procedure
  • How long one might need to stay in bed following a kyphoplasty
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