Kyphoplasty and multiple myeloma

BJH - volume 5, issue 2, june 2014

J. Van Meirhaeghe MD


Balloon kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of painful vertebral compression fractures due to primary or secondary osteoporosis, osteolytic lesions due to myeloma or bone metastasis, or trauma. Balloon kyphoplasty aims to reduce and stabilise the fracture, thereby providing immediate and sustained pain relief, improved physical function and better quality of life. Balloon kyphoplasty differs from vertebroplasty in that it is also designed to restore diminished vertebral height and correct kyphotic deformity.

(BELG J HEMATOL 2014;5(2):36–43)

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