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Ankylosing Spondylitis, Orthopedic Perspective (cont.)

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Media file 1: Person with ankylosing spondylitis affecting the cervical (neck) and upper thoracic spine. The person's spine has been fused in a flexed position.
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Media file 2: Back view of a person with ankylosing spondylitis affecting the cervical (neck) and upper thoracic spine. The person's spine has been fused spontaneously in a flexed position.
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Media file 3: X-ray film of the sacroiliac joint of a person with ankylosing spondylitis.
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Media file 4: X-ray film of the spine of a person with ankylosing spondylitis. Ossification (bone formation) of the annulus fibrosis (outer ring of the intervertebral disk) has led to fusion of the spine with abnormal curvature.
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Media file 5: X-ray film of the spine of a person with ankylosing spondylitis. Ossification (bone formation) of the annulus fibrosis (outer ring of the intervertebral disk) and squaring of the vertebral bodies have occurred.
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Media file 6: X-ray film of the spine of a person with ankylosing spondylitis.
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Media file 7: X-ray films of a person with ankylosing spondylitis.
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Media file 8: X-ray films of a hand and an arm of a person with ankylosing spondylitis. Fusion of the joint spaces and deformity have occurred.
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Media file 9: MRI of the spine of a person with ankylosing spondylitis. Degenerative disk disease and bridging osteophytes (bone spurs) have occurred.
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Media file 10: X-ray film showing a vertebral fracture in a person with ankylosing spondylitis.
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