Multiple Myeloma Overview

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Treating Multiple Myeloma TOPICS

Surgery for multiple myeloma

Surgery is not often used to treat multiple myeloma. Emergency surgery may be needed when the spinal cord is pinched. Surgery to attach metal rods or plates can help support weight-bearing bones in the spine or legs. This may be done to prevent or treat fractures.

Last Medical Review: 05/22/2014
Last Revised: 01/19/2016