Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, October 14th, 2005
"Chin-on-chest deformity is a disabling manifestation of ankylosing spondylitis," orthopedic surgeons in North Carolina explained. "Surgical treatment consists of extension osteotomy at the cervicothoracic junction."
In a recent study, T.A. Belanger and coauthors at the Miller Orthopedic Clinic in Charlotte sought "to characterize the clinical presentation of this deformity and to determine the long-term functional and radiographic outcomes of treatment."
"The medical records and radiographs of all 26 patients treated...
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