An arthropathy is a disease of a joint.
Arthritis is a form of arthropathy that involves inflammation of one or more joints, 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.
Arthropathy may also include joint conditions caused by physical trauma to joints, but is traditionally used to describe the following conditions:
- Crystal arthropathy (also known as crystal arthritis) (M10-M11) involves the deposition of crystals in the joint.