arthropathy

noun ar·throp·a·thy \ är-ˈthrä-pə-thē \

Definition of arthropathy

plural arthropathies
:a disease of a joint

First Known Use of arthropathy

1837


Medical Dictionary

arthropathy

noun ar·throp·a·thy \ är-ˈthräp-ə-thē \

medical Definition of arthropathy

plural arthropathies
:a disease of a joint
  • These joint hemorrhages culminate in a severe arthropathy, with signs of inflammation (as in rheumatoid arthritis) as well as degenerative damage (as in osteoarthritis).
  • —Goris Roosendaal and Floris LafeberThe New England Journal of Medicine9 Aug. 2007
  • The most common problem found is known as facet joint arthropathy, which can cause severe back pain.
  • —Eric NagourneyThe New York Times31 July 2007

arthropathic

play \ˌär-thrə-ˈpa-thik\ adjective
    • arthropathic changes
    • an arthropathic knee

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