In search of consensus: terminology for entheseal changes (EC)

Sébastien Villotte, Sandra Assis, Francisca Alves Cardoso, Charlotte Yvette Henderson, Valentina Mariotti, Marco Milella, Doris Pany-Kucera, Nivien Speith, Cynthia A. Wilczak, Robert Jurmain

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This article presents a consensus terminology for entheseal changes that was developed in English by an international team of scholars and then translated into French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and German. Use of a standard, neutral terminology to describe entheseal morphology will reduce misunderstandings between researchers, improve the reliability of comparisons between studies, and eliminate unwarranted etiological assumptions inherent in some of the descriptive terms presently used in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-55
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Paleopathology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016


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