Condition

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Description

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the axial skeleton with variable involvement of peripheral joints and nonarticular structures. AS is a form of spondyloarthritis, a chronic,inflammatory arthritis where immune mechanisms are thought to have a key role.  It mainly affects joints in the spine and the sacroiliac joint in the pelvis, and can cause eventual fusion of the spine.

 

Ankylosing spondylitis is a member of the group of the spondyloarthropathies with a strong genetic predisposition. Complete fusion results in a complete rigidity of the spine, a condition known as "bamboo spine".Source: Wikipedia

Other names

Bechterew's disease, Marie-Strümpell disease

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Medical centres

Clinics

IMATDE Avenida Pintor Sorolla 25 Málaga

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Professionals

Traumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery