J Orthop Sci 2020 Dec 14. Epub 2020 Dec 14.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya, 466-8550, Aichi, Japan; Japanese Organization for the Study for Ossification of Spinal Ligament (JOSL), 1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, 113-8519, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address:
Background: Patients with DISH are susceptible to spinal fractures and subsequent neurological impairment, including after minor trauma. However, DISH is often asymptomatic and fractures may have minimal symptoms, which may lead to delayed diagnosis. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for delayed diagnosis of spinal fractures in patients with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). Read More