Pitfalls and complications in the treatment of cervical spine fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis
2008 (English)In: Patient safety in surgery, ISSN 1754-9493, Vol. 2, 15- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
ABSTRACT: Patients with ankylosing spondylitis are at significant risk for sustaining cervical spine injuries following trauma predisposed by kyphosis, stiffness and osteoporotic bone quality of the spine. The risk of sustaining neurological deficits in this patient population is higher than average. The present review article provides an outline on the specific injury patterns in the cervical spine, diagnostic algorithms and specific treatment modalities dictated by the underlying disease in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. An emphasis is placed on the risks and complication patterns in the treatment of these rare, but challenging injuries.
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2008. Vol. 2, 15- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-113124DOI: 10.1186/1754-9493-2-15PubMedID: 18538019OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-113124DiVA: diva2:289824