Enthesopathy

Enthesopathy is a broad term that includes any disorder that occurs where tendons or ligaments attach to bone (the enthesis).

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

Where enthesopathy is secondary to an inflammatory condition, such as an inflammatory arthritis, a more specific term (enthesitis) is used. In rheumatology, the discovery of enthesitis in a patient with arthritis means that treatment changes are required.

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