Ankylosing Spondylitis, Orthopedic Perspective Topic Guide

Ankylosing Spondylitis, Orthopedic Perspective Ankylosing Spondylitis, Orthopedic Perspective: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammation of the joints where the spine and pelvis fit together. This form of arthritis is most common among people with northern European ancestry under 40 years old. The specific cause is unknown, but the symptoms include low back pain. Medication can ease symptoms, and sometimes surgery in indicated.


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