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
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