Dr. J. Patrick Johnson recently coauthored Introduction. Ankylosing spondylitis, along with Doniel Drazin, MD, Tiffany Perry, MD, Michael Y. Wang, MD, Jens R. Chapman, MD, and Bernhard Meyer, MD. The article appeared in Neurosurgical Focus, published by the Journal of Neurosurgery, the official journal of the AANS.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis that causes inflammation between vertebrae and joints of the spine. The condition can cause pain and stiffness and eventually lead to a hunched-over posture. This issue of Focus documents the current trends in AS, technical nuances on how to treat it, early complications, and outcomes.
Dr. Johnson is a renowned neurosurgeon specializing in spinal disorders and has been published in more than 500 manuscripts, abstracts and chapters, including peer-reviewed journals, such as Spine, Neurosurgical Focus, Techniques in Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery, Contemporary Neurosurgery and Journal of Spinal Disorders. Dr. Johnson has published numerous papers on ankylosing spondylitis.