J Korean Rheum Assoc.  1994 Jan;1(1):33-38.

Ankylosing Spondylitis: Prevention And Surgical Correction Of Deformity

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hanyang University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

In ankylosing spondylitis the mainstay of therapy is to prevent deformity by relieving pain with medicine and by exetcise. But once the deformity is fixed in a bad postrue surgical correction is the only way to make the patient feel comfortable. The purpose of this paper is to discuss on the surgical treatment of spinal deformity, spondylodiscitis and spine fractures in ankylosing spondylitis with some illustrative cases presentation.

Keyword

Ankylosing spondylitis; Deformity; Sopndylodiscitis; Fractue; Surgical treatment

MeSH Terms

Congenital Abnormalities*
Discitis
Humans
Spine
Spondylitis, Ankylosing*
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