Arthropathy

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Arthropathy
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 M00-M14
ICD-9 716.9
DiseasesDB 15237
MeSH D007592

An arthropathy is a disease of a joint.[1]

Scope[edit]

Arthritis is a form of arthropathy that involves inflammation of one or more joints,[2][3] while the term arthropathy may be used regardless of whether there is inflammation or not.

Spondylarthropathy is any form of arthropathy of the vertebral column.[4]

Arthropathy may also include joint conditions caused by physical trauma to joints, but is traditionally used to describe the following conditions:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "arthropathy" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. ^ thefreedictionary.com > arthritis in turn citing:
    • The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright 2000
    • The American Heritage Science Dictionary Copyright 2005
  3. ^ arthritis. CollinsDictionary.com. Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 11th Edition. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
  4. ^ thefreedictionary.com/spondyloarthropathy citing:
    • Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. © 2009
    • Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003
    • Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary, 3 ed. © 2007