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Friday, May 24, 2013
Arthritis and Rheumatism
What is spinal enthesopathy?
Would you please tell me what spinal enthesopathy is and what it is caused by?
The word enthesopathy means inflammation of a tendon, ligament, or cartilage at its insertion into bone. Spinal enthesopathies occur in a group of disorders known as the spondyloarthropathies, which include ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and the inflammatory bowel diseases.
Larry Houk, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Rheumatology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati