J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2013 Apr;48(2):130-137. 10.4055/jkoa.2013.48.2.130.

Multiple Skeletal Involvement of Multiple Myeloma Associated Amyloidosis Presented with Pathologic Fracture

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea. chyi419@gmail.com

Abstract

Amyloidosis, which refers to amyloid deposits accumulated in various organs, belongs to the same category as multiple myeloma; it can be accompanied by pathologic fracture. It is important to find out the exact cause of amyloidosis in order to decide treatment options and to predict prognosis. The authors described an amyloidosis case with multiple musculoskeletal involvements presented with pathologic fracture and arthrosis, and also reviewed the related articles.

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amyloidosis; fractures; multiple myeloma
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