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MRI reveals sacroiliac inflammation in both healthy runners, patients with spondyloarthritis

MRI reveals sacroiliac inflammation in both healthy runners, patients with spondyloarthritis
November 10, 2017

SAN DIEGO — Although sacroiliac MRI has been extensively relied on to diagnose axial spondyloarthritis, research presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting demonstrated that similar inflammation of sacroiliac joints was observed among even healthy individuals, highlighting the need for complementary diagnostic measures.

“Worldwide, but especially in the United States, many physicians are still not aware of axial spondyloarthritis, and it is our duty to ensure that patients with chronic back pain are not diagnosed with a disease that they do not have,” Robert B.M. Landewé, MD, PhD, professor of rheumatology at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, said during a press conference.

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Study links lumbar-to-sacrum fusions to greater THA dislocation risk, rate

November 5, 2017
DALLAS — Patients with a lumbar spine fusion who underwent total hip arthroplasty had a 6% overall dislocation rate vs. a 1% overall dislocation rate in a control…
In the Journals

Long-term use of bisphosphonates after nerve-sparing surgery reduced recurrence of sacral giant cell tumors

July 25, 2017
Investigators found bisphosphonate used after nerve-sparing surgery for sacral giant cell tumors is an effective option.
In the Journals

Similar pain relief, function seen with orthosis vs no for orthosis for thoracolumbar burst fractures

May 25, 2017
At 5-year to 10-year follow-up, patients with thoracolumbar burst fractures treated with early mobilization without a thoracolumbosacral orthosis had pain relief and…
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