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How does kyphoplasty treat multiple myeloma pain?

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Kyphoplasty is similar to vertebroplasty, but in this case, a doctor will put tiny balloons through the collapsed vertebra, then inflate them to make more space between them. Then, the doctor will add liquid cement. When the cement hardens, your spine is taller and more reinforced.

SOURCES:

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: "Bone Lesions and Damage," "Bone Marrow Tests," "Kyphoplasty," "Multiple Myeloma Tests," "Orthopedic Interventions," "Vertebroplasty," "What are bisphosphonates?"

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "About multiple myeloma."

Sigurdur, K., Minter, A., Korde, N., Tan, E., Landgren, O. , published online May 1, 2012. Bone disease in multiple myeloma and precursor disease: novel diagnostic approaches and implications on clinical management

University of Pennsylvania Health System: "All About Multiple Myeloma."

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: "Bisphosphonates (marketed as Actonel, Actonel+Ca, Aredia, Boniva, Didronel, Fosamax, Fosamax+D, Reclast, Skelid, and Zometa) Information."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 2, 2018

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SOURCES:

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation: "Bone Lesions and Damage," "Bone Marrow Tests," "Kyphoplasty," "Multiple Myeloma Tests," "Orthopedic Interventions," "Vertebroplasty," "What are bisphosphonates?"

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "About multiple myeloma."

Sigurdur, K., Minter, A., Korde, N., Tan, E., Landgren, O. , published online May 1, 2012. Bone disease in multiple myeloma and precursor disease: novel diagnostic approaches and implications on clinical management

University of Pennsylvania Health System: "All About Multiple Myeloma."

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: "Bisphosphonates (marketed as Actonel, Actonel+Ca, Aredia, Boniva, Didronel, Fosamax, Fosamax+D, Reclast, Skelid, and Zometa) Information."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 2, 2018

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