Kyphoplasty enhances function and structural alignment in multiple myeloma.

  title={Kyphoplasty enhances function and structural alignment in multiple myeloma.},
  author={Joseph M. Lane and Richard B Hong and Jason W Koob and Tamara Kiechle and Rub{\'e}n Niesvizky and Roger Pearse and David Siegel and Ashley R. Poynton},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
We prospectively evaluated 19 patients with multiple myeloma who had kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures. Functional status was assessed preoperatively and 3 months postoperatively using the Oswestry Disability Index. Restoration of anterior and midvertebral height was assessed using lateral radiographs. Meaningful improvement occurred in 16 of 19 patients, with a reduction of the average Oswestry Disability Index from 49 +/- 16.6 to 32.6 +/- 13.6. Partial restoration of anterior… CONTINUE READING