Entheseal involvement

Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2009 Jul-Aug;27(4 Suppl 55):S50-5.


Enthesitis is a distinctive pathological feature of spondyloarthritis and may involve synovial joints, fibrocartilaginous joints, syndesmoses and extra-articular entheses. Extra-articular pain may often be present in rheumatoid arthritis patients. This review focuses on peripheral enthesitis which is a clinical hallmark of spondylarthritis, by comparing the same findings in rheumatoid arthritis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / pathology*
  • Arthrography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Joint Capsule / pathology*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / complications
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / pathology*
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler