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Ankylosing Spondylitis, Orthopedic Perspective (cont.)

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Spondylitis Association of America
American College of Rheumatology
American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons

Spondylitis Association of America, About Spondylitis

Arthritis Society, Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Spondylitis International Federation
Arthritis Foundation, The Arthritis Foundation
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Person with ankylosing spondylitis affecting the cervical (neck) and upper thoracic spine. The person's spine has been fused in a flexed position. Click to view larger image.

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.
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. Click to view larger image.

X-ray film of the sacroiliac joint of a person with ankylosing spondylitis.
X-ray film of the sacroiliac joint of a person with ankylosing spondylitis. Click to view larger image.

X-ray film of the spine of a person with ankylosing spondylitis.
X-ray film of the spine of a person with ankylosing spondylitis. Click to view larger image.

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.
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. Click to view larger image.

X-ray film of the spine of a person with ankylosing spondylitis.
X-ray film of the spine of a person with ankylosing spondylitis. Click to view larger image.

 X-ray films of a person with ankylosing spondylitis.
X-ray films of a person with ankylosing spondylitis. Click to view larger image.

X-ray films of a hand and an arm of a person with ankylosing spondylitis. Fusion of the joint spaces and deformity have occurred.
X-ray films of a hand and an arm of a person with ankylosing spondylitis. Fusion of the joint spaces and deformity have occurred. Click to view larger image.

MRI of the spine of a person with ankylosing spondylitis. Degenerative disk disease and bridging osteophytes (bone spurs) have occurred.
MRI of the spine of a person with ankylosing spondylitis. Degenerative disk disease and bridging osteophytes (bone spurs) have occurred. Click to view larger image.

X-ray film showing a vertebral fracture in a person with ankylosing spondylitis.
X-ray film showing a vertebral fracture in a person with ankylosing spondylitis. Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/15/2014

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