arthropathy is a disease of a joint. 1
Arthritis is a form of arthropathy that involves inflammation of one or more joints, 2 while the term arthropathy may be used regardless of whether there is inflammation or not. 3
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:
(also known as Crystal arthropathy crystal arthritis) (M10-M11) involves the deposition of crystals in the joint.
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