Diffuse skeletal abnormalities in Forestier disease.

  title={Diffuse skeletal abnormalities in Forestier disease.},
  author={P D Utsinger and Daniel P. Resnick and Robert Shapiro},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={136 7},
Forestier disease, or ankylosing hyperostosis, is a common disorder of middle-aged and elderly persons. Characteristic clinical and radiographic features enable the physician to distinguish between this disease and ankylosing spondylitis. The principal clinical features include aching spinal stiffness with relative preservation of function and minimal evidence of spinal immobility. Many patients have elbow and heel pain and dysphagia. Typical radiographic findings are ligament ossification… CONTINUE READING