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Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that uses cement to augment the vertebra and stabilize vertebral compression fractures, which in turn reduces bone pain.

Kyphoplasty

01.24.05   Understanding Kyphoplasty
Part of the IMF's Understanding series, this booklet covers everything you need to know about vertebral compression fractures and kyphoplasty. In PDF form for viewing and downloading.

04.04.08   The Role of Vertebral Augmentation: Expert Opinions
An IMF Webcast that addresses frequently asked questions about kyphoplasty: Who is a good candidate? What clinical outcomes are you looking for? Can a patient receive kyphoplasty while undergoing chemo? How quickly have patients reported pain relief after the procedure.

01.24.05   OVERVIEW OF KYPHOPLASTY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF SPINAL TUMORS
At ASH 2004, the IMF sponsored a special "Controversies in Myeloma Management" program. View a video of the presentation Sigurd Berven, MD, from the University of California San Francisco, gave on Kyphoplasty.

11.20.09   The role of vertebral augmentation in multiple myeloma: International Myeloma Working Group Consensus Statement
Published in Leukemia advance online publication, 29 May 2008; 1–6