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Classification and external resources
ICD-10 M76-M77.9
ICD-9 726
DiseasesDB 18256
MeSH D012216

In medicine, an enthesopathy refers to a disorder of entheses (bone attachments).[1]

If the condition is known to be inflammatory, it can more precisely be called an enthesitis.

Enthesopathies are disorders of peripheral ligamentous or muscular attachments, abnormalities in the zones of attachment, for ligaments and tendons to bone.


Examples include spondyloarthropathy such as ankylosing spondylitis, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendinitis.

  • Adhesive capsulitis of shoulder
  • Rotator cuff syndrome of shoulder and allied disorders
  • Periarthritis of shoulder
  • Scapulohumeral fibrositis
  • Enthesopathy of elbow region
  • Enthesopathy of wrist and carpus
  • Synovitis of hand or wrist
  • Periarthritis of wrist
  • Enthesopathy of hip region
  • Gluteal tendinitis
  • Iliac crest spur
  • Psoas tendinitis
  • Trochanteric tendinitis
  • Enthesopathy of knee
  • Enthesopathy of ankle, tarsus, and calcaneous
  • Other peripheral enthesopathies
  • Unspecified enthesopathy


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