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Can Fam Physician. 1995 Jul;41:1213-6.

Ankylosed spines are prone to fracture.

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University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver.

Abstract

Fracture of an ankylosed spine is often overlooked. Because the force that damages an ankylosed spine is frequently slight, patients do not realize they are injured. Doctors can miss the fracture for the same reason and because patients already have a history of back pain. Plain radiographs sometimes fail to demonstrate the fracture site.

PMID:
7647627
PMCID:
PMC2146165
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