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Could ankylosing spondylitis cause ligamentus flavum hypertrophy s1 through entire lumbar region and significant spur formation entire cervical spine?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Probably not

This sounds more likely to be osteoarthritic changes.
While ank spongy causes calcification of the spinal ligaments, true spur formation is an osteoarthritic characteristic.

In brief: Probably not

This sounds more likely to be osteoarthritic changes.
While ank spongy causes calcification of the spinal ligaments, true spur formation is an osteoarthritic characteristic.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
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In brief: Yes

The more likely finding is ossification of ligamentum flavum the rest sounds like its a possibility check with a pmr doctor or rheumatologist the x-rays usually give a pretty good idea.

In brief: Yes

The more likely finding is ossification of ligamentum flavum the rest sounds like its a possibility check with a pmr doctor or rheumatologist the x-rays usually give a pretty good idea.
Dr. David Hardin
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