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arthropathy

[‚är′thräp·ə·thē]
(medicine)
Any joint disease.
A neurotrophic disorder of a joint, usually due to lack of pain sensation, found in association with tabes dorsalis, leprosy, syringomyelia, diabetic polyneuropathy, and occasionally multiple sclerosis and myelodysplasias.
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Joint debridement in the treatment of advanced hemophilic knee arthropathy.
This feature is followed by cutaneous eruption and arthropathy, and this phase corresponds to the appearance of antibody in the blood.
For this purpose effect of ImmunoGuard[R] on the development of the serosal inflammation (acute attacks of FMF), duration, severity, frequency of these attacks as well as on body temperature, abdominal and chest pains, arthropathy, myalgia, erysipelas-like erythema in children suffering from FMF.
This crystal-induced arthropathy is characterized by deposition of monosodium urate crystals in joints and tissues from supersaturated extracellular fluids.
Arthropathy codes appeared in the medical charts of 16% of Lyme disease vaccine recipients and 14% of unvaccinated controls seen at Harvard Pilgrim HMO between Jan.
The two patients -- a 66-year-old woman from Mie Prefecture and a 70-year-old woman from Hyogo Prefecture -- were both suffering from arthropathy, a condition in which the bones of their ankles had worn down, meaning they had difficulty walking.
Musculoskeletal problems are also more common; these include hypotonia (low tone), hyperextensible joints, and arthropathy (joint disease).
When Dennis Potter was stricken with psoriatic arthropathy, his skin flaked and his joints locked.
But when she was afflicted with agonising psoriatic arthropathy, a particularly vicious form of arthritis combined with the itchy and unsightly skin disease psoriasis, she turned from action woman to cripple within hours.
Repeated bleeding from damaged joints (called "target joints") can result in hemophilic arthropathy, chronic pain, decreased range of motion, deformity, disability, and, in many cases, surgical intervention, including full joint replacement.
The superior augment is used primarily with cuff-tear arthropathy, and the associated superior posterior wear pattern associated with that diagnosis.
Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory arthropathy associated with psoriasis and usually positive for rheumatoid factor.