Enthesis – definition

Components of a joint
  • Enthesis refers to the point where a tendon / ligament is attached to bone
  • The collagen fibers are calcified at this region and integrated into bone tissue

Types

  • Fibrous enthesis
  • Fibrocartilagenous enthesis

Clinical importance:

  • Enthesitis (inflammation of the enthesis) is the common pathology responsible for spondyloarthropathies

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