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Ankylosing Spondylitis, Rheumatologic Perspective (cont.)

Surgery

Surgery is occasionally used to repair damaged peripheral joints or to correct spinal deformities. Examples of joint repair surgery include total hip replacement and total shoulder replacement. These procedures may reduce pain and improve function when the hip and shoulder joints become severely damaged.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/23/2014

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