Friday, February 24, 2012

Ankylosing Spondylitis and damaged Hip Joints

Here’s the X-ray chart of a young man (23 years of age), who has been admitted to our hospital for he first time. He obviously suffers from ankylosing spondylitis, a diagnosis, which should have been made much earlier. The hip joints will most probably have to be replaced as he can hardly walk and move these joints. Involvement of hip joints is quite often in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. So early diagnosis plays a great role in preventing damage outside the axial skeleton.

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