The Hip

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

(see also: Spondyloarthropathies) Discussion affects young men (ages 15 to 25 years), but may also begin in middle-aged men; disease is often more severe when it occurs early in life; disease characterized by insidious onset of pain and stiffness in lower back associated w/ gradual loss of spinal mobility; illness may cause inflammation in uveal tract … Read more

Adult: Differential Diagnosis

Acromegaly: Ankylosing Spondylitis: Avascular Necrosis: Gaucher’s Disease: Hemochromatosis: Hemophilia Hypermobility Syndrome: this is an arthropathy associated with joint laxity; it is autosomal dominant associated with joint laxity; some of these are associated w/ DDH, but others present no particular surgical problems other than the fact that the surgical scar tends to spread and become broad; associated … Read more