Clinical outcomes following spinal fracture in patients with ankylosing spondylitis

Clinical outcomes following spinal fracture in patients with ankylosing spondylitis Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:677–681 DOI 10.1007/s11845-017-1566-3 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Clinical outcomes following spinal fracture in patients with ankylosing spondylitis 1 1 1 • • M. Nugent M. J. Berney S. Morris Received: 11 April 2016 / Accepted: 18 January 2017 / Published online: 1 February 2017 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2017 Abstract index of suspicion is needed when assessing this patient Background Ankylosing spondylitis is a seronegative group. rheumatoid condition mainly affecting the axial skeleton. It leads to progressive deformity and stiffening of the spine Keywords Ankylosing spondylitis  Spinal fracture with an increased risk of vertebral fractures and significant Trauma  Outcomes  Spinal cord injury neurological deficits compared to the general population. Aim This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of patients with ankylosing spondylitis who sustained acute vertebral Introduction fractures over a 10-year period. Methods A retrospective review of patient records and Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a seronegative inflamma- radiographic images was performed. Mechanism of injury, tory arthritis primarily affecting the axial skeleton. It is fracture type, timing of diagnosis, neurological deficit, characterised by ossification of the sacroiliac joints, inter- management and complications were assessed. vertebral discs, spinal joints and spinal ligaments resulting http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Irish Journal of Medical Science (1971 -) Springer Journals

Clinical outcomes following spinal fracture in patients with ankylosing spondylitis

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Springer London
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Copyright © 2017 by Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Internal Medicine; General Practice / Family Medicine
ISSN
0021-1265
eISSN
1863-4362
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11845-017-1566-3
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