How is spondyloarthropathy differentiated from osteoarthritis (OA)?

Updated: Jun 10, 2020
  • Author: Carlos J Lozada, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Back pain may result from spondyloarthropathy or from osteoarthritis with sacroiliac and lumbosacral spine involvement. Clinical history and characteristic radiographic findings can be used to differentiate these disorders.


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