The sites of attachment of ligaments, tendons, and joint capsules to bone.

Refers to the connective tissue between tendon or ligament and bone.

Two types exist: : Fibrous entheses and fibrocartilaginous entheses.

In a fibrous enthesis, the collagenous tendon or ligament directly attaches to the bone.

In a fibrocartilaginous enthesis, the interface presents a gradient that crosses four transition zones.

Enthetic degeneration is characteristic of spondyloarthropathy and is the primary site of disease in ankylosing spondylitis.

Entheseal changes occur more frequently in older individuals.

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Hi there,

My name is Keely and I am contacting you on behalf of Kyowa Kirin. We would like to re-use this image as part of a slide deck and presentation by Dr Kassim Javaid during Kyowa Kirin’s sponsored sponsored symposium at the International Hypophosphataemia Network event next week.

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