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Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 205904, 10 pages
Review Article

Integrative Structural Biomechanical Concepts of Ankylosing Spondylitis

1Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria, IL 61656, USA
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bradley University, Peoria, IL 61625, USA
3Department of Physical Therapy & Health Science, Bradley University, Peoria, IL 61625, USA
4Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bradley University, Peoria, IL 61625, USA

Received 31 August 2011; Revised 6 October 2011; Accepted 7 October 2011

Academic Editor: Ruben Burgos-Vargas

Copyright © 2011 Alfonse T. Masi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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  • A. Vleeming, M. D. Schuenke, A. T. Masi, J. E. Carreiro, L. Danneels, and F. H. Willard, “The sacroiliac joint: an overview of its anatomy, function and potential clinical implications,” Journal of Anatomy, vol. 221, no. 6, pp. 537–567, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  • Alfonse T. Masi, “Might axial myofascial properties and biomechanical mechanisms be relevant to ankylosing spondylitis and axial spondyloarthritis?,” Arthritis Research & Therapy, vol. 16, no. 2, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  • Brian J. Andonian, Alfonse T. Masi, Jean C. Aldag, Alexander J. Barry, Brandon A. Coates, Katherine Emrich, Jacqueline Henderson, Joseph Kelly, and Kalyani Nair, “Greater Resting Lumbar Extensor Myofascial Stiffness in Younger Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients Than Age-Comparable Healthy Volunteers Quantified by Myotonometry,” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  • Kalyani Nair, Alfonse T. Masi, Brian J. Andonian M, J.Barry Alexander, Brandon A. Coates B, John Dougherty, Emily Schaefer, Jacqueline Henderson, and Joseph Kelly, “Stiffness of resting lumbar myofascia in healthy young subjects quantified using a handheld myotonometer and concurrently with surface electromyography monitoring,” Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar