Classification and external resources
Specialty rheumatology
ICD-10 M00-M14
ICD-9-CM 716.9
DiseasesDB 15237
MeSH D007592

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


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:


  1. "arthropathy" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. > 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. Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 11th Edition. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
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