Enthesopathy, also known as insertional tendinopathy, is a general term referring to a disorder affecting the site of tendon, ligament, or other soft tissue attachment to bone or enthesis.


Enthesopathy caused by an inflammatory condition, e.g. an inflammatory arthritis, may be more specifically referred to as "enthesitis", although the two may be used interchangeably.


The causes of enthesopathy are broad. It may be localized and secondary to repetitive mechanical strain, or secondary to another condition which may be confined to a single system, or multisystem.

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rID: 52449
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Insertional tendinopathy
  • Enthesopathies

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