Ankylose This! Living with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

WHOI: Ankylosing spondylitis in children

From the news department at WHOI, the ABC affiliate in Peoria, Illinois, an article on ankylosing spondylitis in children. It's basic, but with our (relatively obscure) disease, any coverage is good coverage.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Playing in pain, part 4

Another in an occasional series on young athletes with ankylosing spondylitis who continue to compete despite the pain and debilitation (see previous entries: 1, 2, 3): from The Union of Grass Valley, the story of Logan Carter, whose career as a linebacker has been cut short. He's still extremely physically active; football was just heaping too much abuse on his body.

Friday, September 09, 2005

MRI and spinal fractures in AS patients

A new Taiwanese study compares CT and MRI scans of spinal fractures in ankylosing spondylitis patients; it concludes that MRI "shows abnormalities in AS that may not be clear or even detectable by using other imaging methods" -- i.e., fractures, deformities and ligament tears.