30 June, 2021
Valeriy’s story: A double hip operation to improve the quality of life of a patient with ankylosing spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis is a disease that can present itself in many different ways, making it necessary to study each patient to decide the optimal treatment. Understanding individual problems helps to make decisions that improve the quality of life of some patients who nowadays do not have curative treatments. On some occasions this may require complex operations that not all centers are capable of handling. This was the case of Valeriy, a patient from Belarus with ankylosing spondylitis that had caused a complete stiffness of the entire spine.