[Ankylosing spondylitis. Therapy and complications of 34 spine fractures].

  title={[Ankylosing spondylitis. Therapy and complications of 34 spine fractures].},
  author={Marty Zdichavsky and Michael Blauth and Christian Knop and U. F. Lange and Ch Krettek and Leonard Bastian},
  journal={Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift fur alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen},
  volume={76 10},
BACKGROUND Spine fractures in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are extremely unstable and associated with a high complication rate. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the therapy and complications of these fractures in AS for a better understanding and management. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 32 patients with 34 traumatic spine fractures were treated from 1981 to 2002. Cause of trauma, fracture site, and neurological examination were assessed. Analyses of the management of the… CONTINUE READING

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