Spondylarthropathy treatment: progress in medical treatment, physical therapy and rehabilitation

Baillieres Clin Rheumatol. 1998 Nov;12(4):717-36. doi: 10.1016/s0950-3579(98)80046-0.


The monitoring and treatment of the diseases belonging to the concept of spondylarthropathy are related more to their clinical presentation, for example axial versus peripheral involvement, than to the precise diagnosis, for example, ankylosing spondylitis versus psorìatic arthritis. For each clinical presentation the treatment comprises local and systemic routes of administration but also drug and non-drug therapies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antirheumatic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Rehabilitation
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / pathology
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / therapy*


  • Antirheumatic Agents