Commentary on: “Fatal Isolated Cervical Spine Injury in a Patient with Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Case Report”

@inproceedings{Bransford2015CommentaryO,
  title={Commentary on: “Fatal Isolated Cervical Spine Injury in a Patient with Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Case Report”},
  author={Richard J Bransford},
  booktitle={Global spine journal},
  year={2015}
}
In this article, the authors present an 88-year-old man with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) who reportedly fell and sustained a C6–C7 dislocation and presented with an incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI). The patient died within 30 minutes of presentation secondary to respiratory distress. There are an increasing number of patients with ankylosing conditions, either AS or diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, presenting to emergency rooms with fractures. Most authors tend to lump the… CONTINUE READING
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