Features March 2014 Issue

An Alternative for Hip Pain

One patient tells about his life with ankylosing spondylitis, and how a new surgical technique has relieved his pain.

A diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS)— a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine— more than 25 years ago has never stopped Mark Marteeny. As a father of three, Marteeny’s days are full with driving an asphalt truck through the hills of Pennsylvania. But, in the summer of 2013 he knew the pain had won.

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