ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Erciyes Medical Journal Static Postural Control Data Analysis in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2023; 45(1): 79-83 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2022.16363

Static Postural Control Data Analysis in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Menekşe Karahan1, Muhammed Parlak2, Ayşe Zeynep Yılmazer Kayatekin3, Enis Uluçam4, Nurettin Taştekin5
1Department of Anatomy, Kırklareli University Faculty of Medicine, Kırklareli, Türkiye
2Department of Anatomy, Bezmialem Vakıf University Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Türkiye
3Department of Anatomy, Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University Faculty of Medicine, Tekirdağ, Türkiye
4Department of Anatomy, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Türkiye
5Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Trakya University Faculty of Medicine, Edirne, Türkiye

Objective: The goal of our study was to determine how ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic inflammatory disease, affected patient’s balance.
Materials and Methods: Thirty-one healthy volunteers and thirty-five patients with ankylosing spondylitis and no comorbidities affecting their balance participated in the study. Bipedal balance analysis was performed with the subjects’ eyes open and closed in each group. The position of the center of pressure during the measurement was evaluated.
Results: The mediolateral deviation of the center of pressure (p=0.035) and the total path length (p=0.042) were significantly higher in the patient group when measured with eyes open. PL was significantly longer in the patient group when measured with eyes closed (p=0.002).
Conclusion: We observed that ankylosing spondylitis negatively affected the balance in patients. Since this disease usually occurs in the young population, it should be taken into consideration that balance impairment can complicate daily life, especially in the professional world. Therefore, it can be useful to consider the balance disorder in the treatment, and the patients should be monitored for an extended period.

Keywords: Ankylosing spondylitis, balance analysis, bipedal balance, center of pressure, postural control

Menekşe Karahan, Muhammed Parlak, Ayşe Zeynep Yılmazer Kayatekin, Enis Uluçam, Nurettin Taştekin. Static Postural Control Data Analysis in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis. Erciyes Med J. 2023; 45(1): 79-83

Corresponding Author: Menekşe Karahan, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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