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Andersson lesion in ankylosing spondylitis
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    Inadequate surgical procedure

    In ankylosing spine there are unique biomechanical conditions which any spine surgeon has to know. Rules should be obeyed, otherwise the implanted screw-rod-system will not lead to successful treatment. Often revision surgery is necessary.

    The authors very well describe the systemtic pharmacological therapy that diminuished inflammation and helped the patient to recover.

    But in a spine surgeon's view t...

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