Ankylosing Spondylitis, Orthopedic Perspective (cont.)
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AS Orthopedic Medical Treatment
Currently, there is no definitive treatment of or cure for ankylosing spondylitis.
People with involvement of other systems should see the appropriate specialists (for example, an ophthalmologist for the eyes; a pulmonologist for the lungs; and a cardiologist for the heart). Those with a painful red eye should see an ophthalmologist immediately.
Genetic counseling and support groups are useful in further educating people about the disease and in predicting those who may be at increased risk.
For more information on support groups, see Web Links.
For more information on medications, see Understanding Ankylosing Spondylitis Medications.
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