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Classification according to ICD-10
M0-M25 Arthropathies, including diseases that predominantly occur in the peripheral (extremity) joints
ICD-10 online (WHO version 2019)

Arthropathy ( ancient Greek ἄρθρον árthron 'joint' and πάθος páthos 'suffering (shame)') or joint disease is the generic term for degenerative, inflammatory, metabolic, rheumatic or infectious diseases of the joints.

The term arthropathy is often used when the diagnosis does not yet allow a reliable classification, for example in inflammatory ( arthritis ) or non-inflammatory joint disease ( osteoarthritis ).

Arthropathies include the most varied forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis and other joint diseases, such as:

  • infectious arthropathies, ICD-10: M00 to M03
for example: purulent arthritis, tuberculous arthritis, and reactive arthritis
  • inflammatory polyarthropathies, ICD-10: M05 to M14
for example: Felty's syndrome , rheumatoid nodules , psoriatic arthritis , juvenile idiopathic arthritis , gout , pseudogout , Kashin-Beck disease and polyarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), ICD-10: M15 to M19
for example: polyarthrosis , Bouchard's arthrosis , hip joint arthrosis , knee joint arthrosis , rhizarthrosis , spondylosis deformans and spondylarthrosis
  • other joint diseases, ICD-10: M20 to M25
For example: Hallux valgus , drop hand , chondropathia patellae , disc meniscus , articular mouse , flexion contracture , protrusio acetabuli , hemarthrosis and osteophyte

See also


  • Winfried Mohr: joint pathology. Historical bases, causes and developments of joint disorders and their pathomorphology. Springer, Berlin et al. 2000, ISBN 3-540-65971-4 .
  • Jürgen Freyschmidt : Joint diseases. Springer, Berlin / Heidelberg 1985.
  • Doris Schwarzmann-Schafhauser: Joint diseases. In: Werner E. Gerabek , Bernhard D. Haage, Gundolf Keil , Wolfgang Wegner (eds.): Enzyklopädie Medizingeschichte. De Gruyter, Berlin / New York 2005, ISBN 3-11-015714-4 , p. 468.
  • Ludwig Heilmeyer , Wolfgang Müller: The rheumatic diseases. In: Ludwig Heilmeyer (ed.): Textbook of internal medicine. Springer-Verlag, Berlin / Göttingen / Heidelberg 1955; 2nd edition ibid. 1961, pp. 309-351, passim, inter alia, pp. 346-351 ( Die degenerative joint diseases ).

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